Assessing efficiency of public health and medical care provision in OECD countries after a decade of reform

  • Yasar A. Ozcan
  • Jaya Khushalani
Original Paper


The objective of this study was to examine the change in efficiency of health care systems of 34 OECD countries between 2000 and 2012, a period marked by significant health reform in most OECD countries. This paper uses a novel Dynamic Network Data Envelopment Analysis (DNDEA) model to analyze the efficiency of the public health system and the medical care system of these OECD countries independently along with assessing the efficiency of their overall health system. This helps understand the relative priorities for improving the overall health system. The data for this study was obtained from the OECD Health Facts database. The study findings suggest that countries which improved their public health system were more likely to show overall improvement in efficiency.


Efficiency OECD DNDEA Public health Health reform 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Health AdministrationVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA

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