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dc.contributor.authorMcKillop, Donal G.
dc.contributor.authorGlass, J. Colin
dc.contributor.authorKerr, Christine A.
dc.contributor.authorMcCallion, Gillian
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-31T12:20:14Z
dc.date.available2012-01-31T12:20:14Z
dc.date.issued1999
dc.identifier.citationMcKillop, Donal G.; Glass, J. Colin; Kerr, Christine A.; McCallion, Gillian. 'Efficiency in Northern Ireland hospitals: a non-parametric analysis'. - Economic & Social Review, Vol. 30, No. 2, April, 1999, pp. 175-196, Dublin: Economic & Social Research Institute
dc.identifier.issn0012-9984
dc.identifier.otherJEL I12
dc.identifier.otherJEL I18
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/61918
dc.description.abstractThe study examines the technical, scale and size efficiency of acute hospitals in Northern Ireland over the six-year period, 1986-1992. The efficiency estimates are used to investigate whether the empirical evidence supports the subsequent current rationalisation policy for hospital provision in Northern Ireland. Non-parametric analysis is used to measure the efficiency of larger and smaller hospitals relative to best practice. The results cautiously support the current policy of expanding larger hospitals and restructuring/closing smaller hospitals, but also indicate that the expansion of large hospitals may not yield substantial efficiency gains.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherEconomic & Social Studies
dc.relation.ispartofVol.XX, No. XX, Issue, Year
dc.sourceEconomic & Social Reviewen
dc.subjectEfficiencyen
dc.subjectHospitalsen
dc.subjectNorthern Irelanden
dc.subjectNon-parametric analysisen
dc.subjectHealth servicesen
dc.titleEfficiency in Northern Ireland hospitals: a non-parametric analysis
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.publisher.placeDublinen


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