Analyzing the effect of health reforms on the efficiency of Ecuadorian public hospitals
Piedra-Peña, Juan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia Aplicada)
Prior Jiménez, Diego (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia de l'Empresa)

Publicació: Bellaterra Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia Aplicada 2020
Descripció: 29 pag.
Resum: This study aims to assess whether Ecuadorian health reforms carried out since 2008 have affected the efficiency performance of public hospitals in the country. We contribute to the literature by shed-ding new light on the effects on public healthcare efficiency for developing countries when policies move toward health equity and universal coverage. We follow of a two-stage approach, wherein the first stage we make use of factor and cluster analysis to obtain three clusters of public hospitals based on their technological endowment; we exploit Data Envelopment Analysis for panel data in the second stage to estimate robust efficiency measures over time. Our innovative empirical strategy considers the heterogeneity of healthcare institutions in the analysis of their efficiency performance. The results show a significant decrease in the average efficiency of low and intermediate technology hospitals after the new constitution was adopted in 2008. The decline in efficiency coincides with the two reforms of 2010 and 2011 that brought on higher social security coverage.
Nota: This collection includes a selection of research by students of the PhD Program in Applied Economics (UAB) and the Master of Applied Research in Economics and Business (MAREB) - specialization in Applied Economics
Nota: Número d'acord de subvenció MINECO/ECO2017-88241-R
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Llengua: Anglès
Col·lecció: Working papers GEAR ; 2020-01
Document: workingPaper
Matèria: Healthcare efficiency ; Metafrontier ; Health reforms ; Panel data DEA



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