Evaluation of Health Care Providers Through Stochastic Frontier Analysis
P.S. Prema Kumar1, G. Rambabu2
1P.S. Prema Kumar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Guntur, AP, India
2Dr. G. Rambabu, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Andhra University College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam, AP, India
Manuscript received on 07 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 13 May 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 May 2019 | PP: 2769-2772 | Volume-8 Issue-1, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: A1427058119/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: The relationship between efficiency and quality in the health care sectors is reflected by various aspects. The aim of this paper is to determine the efficiency of the health care providers during the years 2018 and 2019 and to study the connotation between efficiency and its input and output parameters (measuring factors). This paper is intended to measure the efficiencies of fifteen hospitals. Where stochastic frontier analysis method is adopted to determine the efficiency. There are three input parameters and three output parameters. The inputs that were considered by researchers in analyzing hospital technical efficiency include number of physicians, number of nurses and number of active beds. The outputs considered are length of stay, outpatient visits and patient bed days. In three different combinations the results are analyzed. Each combination includes all the three input parameters and one output parameter. The data was collected from the fifteen health care sectors of AP, India.
Index Terms: Health Care Providers, SFA, Efficiency.
Scope of the Article: Healthcare Informatics