2015 | 16 | 2 | 23-32
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Increased spending on healthcare systems in many countries tends to attract attention to their efficiency. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the efficiency of healthcare systems in the OECD countries and indicate causes of inefficiency by applying Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and using additive and super-efficiency models. The homogeneity of the sample is assessed and outliers are excluded. A ranking is established on the basis of efficiency scores. By means of DEA, fully efficient units are identified, forming a reference set (of best practice) for inefficient countries to follow.
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