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Título: Using DEA to estimate potential savings at GP units at medical
Autor: Thanassoulis, Emmanuel
Portela, Maria
Graveney, Mike
Palavras-chave: DEA
Primary health care
Cost efficiency
Allocative efficiency
Price efficiency
Data: 2014
Editora: Elsevier
Citação: THANASSOULIS, Emmanuel; PORTELA, Maria; GRAVENEY, Mike - Using DEA to estimate potential savings at GP units at medical. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences. ISSN 0038-0121. Vol. 48 (2014), p. 38-48
Resumo: The aim of this paper is to identify benchmark cost-efficient General Practitioner (GP) units at delivering health care in the Geriatric and General Medicine (GMG) specialty and estimate potential cost savings. The use of a single medical specialty makes it possible to reflect more accurately the medical condition of the List population of the Practice so as to contextualize its expenditure on care for patients.We use Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to estimate the potential for cost savings at GP units and to decompose these savings into those attributable to the reduction of resource use, to altering the mix of resources used and to those attributable to securing better resource ‘prices’. The results reveal a considerable potential for savings of varying composition across GP units.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.14/14583
Aparece nas colecções:FEG - Artigos em revistas internacionais com Arbitragem / Papers in international journals with Peer-review

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