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Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues Open access
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Received: 2021-05-25  |  Accepted: 2021-07-16  |  Published: 2021-09-30

Title

Efficiency of management processes in a private hospital


Abstract

Efficiency, especially in the health care sector, has been a topical issue. The examination of the health care efficiency shows the extent to which the health care system inputs are efficiently used to provide health care services outputs. The purpose of the study is to analyse technical activities of twelve departments in a private hospital in the Slovak Republic. The data used were obtained from the statistical databases of 2019 – 2020. Activities were evaluated by using the Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). DEA is a non-parametric method, which was designed to evaluate efficiency of production units. DEA can be used to analyse a large number of inputs and outputs with a multicriteria evaluation of variants. The BCC and CCR models, which aim to minimize inputs, were employed. In the empirical part of the study, DEA was utilised to identify technical efficiency of the hospital wards. In addition, the efficiency of transforming inputs into outputs using efficiency scores is compared and input optimizing options are given. In 2019 and 2020, the Department of Neonatology and Department of Surgery reported the best efficiency scores in both models. Following the analysis, reference rates for inefficient departments are given. In the next period, the hospital management is recommended to carry out continuous evaluations of the indicators by the model used for the needs of operational management.


Keywords

efficiency, health service, DEA model, efficiency score


JEL classifications

C61 , C89 , I11


URI

http://jssidoi.org/jesi/article/880


DOI


Pages

436-446


Funding

This work was supported by the Slovak Research and Development Agency under the contract No. APVV-19-0579.

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Authors

Jašková, Dana
Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín, Trenčín, Slovakia https://tnuni.sk
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Journal title

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues

Volume

9


Number

1


Issue date

September 2021


Issue DOI


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

Cited

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