Public and Private Hospital Services Reform Using Data Envelopment Analysis to Measure Technical, Scale, Allocative, and Cost Efficiencies

Yaghoub Sheikhzadeh, Abdul V. Roudsari, Reza Gholi Vahidi, Ali Emrouznejad & Saeed Dastgiri
Background: The aim of this study was to suggest a suitable context to develop efficient hos-pital systems while maintaining the quality of care at minimum expenditures. Methods: This research aimed to present a model of efficiency for selected public and private hospitals of East Azerbaijani Province of Iran by making use of Data Envelopment Analysis approach in order to recognize and suggest the best practice standards. Results: Among the six inefficient hospitals, 2 (33%) had...