Health Care Benchmarking and Performance Evaluation

An Assessment using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA)

  • Yasar A. Ozcan

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 120)

About this book


One of the most pressing problems in today's health care system is performance evaluation. Performance evaluation in health care goes well beyond financial and efficiently issues directly to matters of life and death. HEALTH CARE BENCHMARKING AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION applies the analytical framework of Data Envelopment Analysis methodology to provide health care administrators with specific benchmarking tools for performance evaluation. Most importantly, the book provides health care practitioners and administrators with information of what is lacking in specific aspects of performance and then outlines the ways how these performance inadequacies can be improved.

Dr. Ozcan is a professor of Health Administration at Virginia Commonwealth University and the Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Health Care Management Science. He has written a book that will have wide use in the academic and practitioner health care communities. It is a book that will be particularly influential in the application and utility of performance measures in the health care systems worldwide.



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Authors and affiliations

  • Yasar A. Ozcan
    • 1
  1. 1.Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-75447-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-75448-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0884-8289
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