The Relative Efficiency of Jordanian Public Hospitals Using Data Envelopment Analysis and Pabon Lasso Diagram

Global Journal of Business Research, v. 7 (2) pp. 59-72, 2013

14 Pages Posted: 29 Jan 2013

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Mohd M. Ajlouni

Yarmouk University

Amr Zyoud

Yarmouk University

Bashar Jaber

Yarmouk University

Haya Shaheen

Yarmouk University

Malik Al-Natour

Yarmouk University

Rami J. Anshasi

Yarmouk University

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

This study aims at investigating and measuring the relative efficiency of public hospitals performance in Jordan, during the period (2006-2008), using DEA and Pabon-Lasso Diagram. The results indicate that the average efficiency of those hospitals is varied and ranges between (73%) to (100%). The average of the relative efficiency of the sample hospitals over the study period is 94%. Of 15 hospitals, the number of efficient hospitals increased from 7 in 2006 to 9 in 2007, but decreased to 8 in 2008. The results are compared with old efficiency scores of the same hospitals reported in the literature. This comparison leads to signify that the efficiency of public sector hospitals in Jordan is varied over time, due to decreasing public expenditures on health care per capita. However, the results concerning ratio analysis in explaining efficiency are inconsistent; implying that these institutions are either having poor management or they treat long stays diseases.

Keywords: Hospitals, Efficiency, DEA, Pabon Lasso, Jordan

JEL Classification: C61, C67, D02, H11, H51, I12

Suggested Citation

Ajlouni, Mohd M. and Zyoud, Amr and Jaber, Bashar and Shaheen, Haya and Al-Natour, Malik and Anshasi, Rami J., The Relative Efficiency of Jordanian Public Hospitals Using Data Envelopment Analysis and Pabon Lasso Diagram (2013). Global Journal of Business Research, v. 7 (2) pp. 59-72, 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2148029

Mohd M. Ajlouni (Contact Author)

Yarmouk University ( email )

Shafiq Irshidat st
Irbid, 21163
Jordan

Amr Zyoud

Yarmouk University ( email )

irbid
Jordan

Bashar Jaber

Yarmouk University ( email )

Irbid
Jordan

Haya Shaheen

Yarmouk University ( email )

Irbid
Jordan

Malik Al-Natour

Yarmouk University ( email )

Irbid
Jordan

Rami J. Anshasi

Yarmouk University ( email )

Irbid
Jordan

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