Measurement of Technical Efficiency of Public Hospitals in Kenya: Using Data Envelopment Analysis
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In Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), there is a huge knowledge gap of health facilities performance. The objective of this study is to measure relative technical efficiencies of 54 public hospitals in Kenya using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) technique. 14 (26%) of the public hospitals were found to be technically inefficient. The study singled out the inefficient hospitals and provided the magnitudes of specific input reductions or output increases needed to attain technical efficiency.
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Volume 26, Issue 1 , pp 39-45
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- 1. World Health Organisation, Regional Office for Africa, Medical School, Parirenyatwa Hospital, P.O. Box BE 773, Harare, Zimbabwe
- 2. Operational Research and Systems, Warwick Business School, Warwick University, Coventry, CV4 7AL, England