Productive Structure and Efficiency of Public Hospitals

  • Catherine J. Morrison Paul
Part of the Studies in Productivity and Efficiency book series (SIPE, volume 1)


This chapter focuses on the measurement of efficiency patterns for public hospitals in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. A frontier model of productivity and efficiency based on a distance function is used to represent “best practice” production methods for this set of hospitals, allowing for differential output and input compositional patterns, types of hospital, and environmental factors affecting production of hospital services.


Distance Function Public Hospital Efficiency Score Marginal Product Stochastic Frontier 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Catherine J. Morrison Paul
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  1. 1.Department of Agricultural and Resource EconomicsUniversity of California-DavisDavisUSA

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