Efficiency indicators versus forntier methods: an empirical investigation of italian public hospitals

CLEMENTI, LORENZO; Dipartimento Di Scienze Economiche Università Di Roma – La Sapienza. ECARES – Université Libre De Bruxelles & MARUOTTI, ANTONELLO; Dipartimento Di Istituzioni Pubbliche, Economia E Società - Università Di Roma Tre
Efficiency has a key-role in the measurement of the impact of the National Health Service (NHS) reforms. We investigate the issue of inefficiency in health sector and provide empirical evidence derived from Italian public hospitals. Despite the importance of efficiency measurement in health care services, only recently advanced econometric methods have been applied to hospital data. We provide a synoptic survey of few empirical analyses of efficiency measurement in health care services. An estimate of...