OPTIMISING EFFICIENCY GAINS: A SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS OF TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY OF DISTRICT HOSPITALS IN GHANA. Caroline Jehu-Appiah , Frank Nyonator, Martin Adjuik, James Akazili, Selassi D’Almeida S, Charles Acquah, Dan Osei A f HEA 10-12 March 2009 , Accra.
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Caroline Jehu-Appiah , Frank Nyonator, Martin Adjuik, James Akazili, Selassi D’Almeida S, Charles Acquah, Dan Osei
10-12 March 2009 , Accra
Without a wider use of economics in health care, inefficiencies will abound and decisions will be made less explicitly and hence less rationally than is desirable: we will go on spending large sums to save life in one way when similar lives in greater numbers could be saved in another way. The price of inefficiency, inexplicitness and irrationality in health care is paid in death and sickness.’
Professor Gavin H. Mooney 1986
The size of a hospital may sometimes be a cause for inefficiency
Productivity is the ratio of output to input. In other words, it is output per unit of input. Some examples in the health sector include: outpatient visits per physician, child deliveries per midwife, and patients per bed
An output-oriented model with VRS was assumed to estimate TE
Torbit (yj) = α0 + α1xj1 + α2xj2+ α3xj3+ … + εj
Non clinical staff
‘While the secrets of efficient production are not as complex (or secret) as one might think, the price of efficiency like that of liberty is eternal vigilance’