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Measuring Efficiency under Fixed Proportion Technologies
(Springer Verlag, 2011-06)
Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) applications frequently involve nonsubstitutable inputs and nonsubstitutable outputs (that is, fixed proportion technologies). However, DEA theory requires substitutability. In this paper, ...
Estimating DEA Confidence Intervals with Statistical Panel Data Analysis
(Springer Verlag, 2011-12-15)
There is a conflict between Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) theory's requirement that inputs (outputs) be substitutable, and the ubiquitous use of nonsubstitutable inputs and outputs in DEA applications to hospitals. This ...
Improving the Efficiency of Distributive and Clinical Services in Hospital Pharmacy
(Springer Verlag, 2011-02)
Three problems impede the assessment of hospital pharmacy efficiency. First, although multiple efficiency indicators are utilized to measure a large variety of activities, it has not been possible to validly measure overall ...
The Effect of Resource Dependence on Quasi-Markets
A growing number of firms compete in quasi-markets, spaces where they specialize in service traditionally left to the public sector. These firms are encouraged by government to enter these markets often on the grounds that ...