Technical and Allocative Inefficiency in Spanish Public Hospitals

  • C. García-Prieto
Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)


The OECD economies are undergoing an upward trend in health expenditure. The usual explanations for this tendency are based on such elements as the progressive ageing of population, the increasing use of technology in health procedures, and the fact that public health services become more extensive (cover more people) year after year.


Data Envelopment Analysis Technical Efficiency Input Price Allocative Efficiency Technical Inefficiency 
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  • C. García-Prieto
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  1. 1.University of ValladolidSpain

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