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Benchmarking healthcare systems of OECD countries: A DEA - based Malmquist Productivity Index Approach


Ayhan Aydın


Along with technological innovations and developments experienced in the second half of the twentieth century, very important changes have occurred in healthcare. Many different, complex and economically expensive services are being tried to be carried out together. For this reason, it is finally crucial that the health services delivered by providers to scarce resources are delivered effectively and efficiently to people without sacrificing quality. Today, the most important problem of the production of healthcare services is the resource shortage as it is in other sectors. Efficiency, quality and competition are important criteria in the production and delivery of health services. Reducing costs in the production of health services is one of the main health policies for many world countries. These policies have made it necessary for international competitiveness, product and service sectors to continually improve their performance. The objective of this paper is to identify the efficiency of healthcare services using the healthcare data of OECD countries through the years 2000 – 2015. Also, this paper examines the fluctuations in total factor productivity, which is obtained by multiplying technical and technological changes in efficiency measurements by years. Using the Malmquist Total Productivity Analysis method, the most efficient healthcare systems are found in Chile, Denmark, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Slovenia, Sweden, and Turkey both technical efficiency and scale efficiency all years.

Keywords: Data Envelopment Analysis, Efficiency, Healthcare, Malmquist, OECD

Jel Classification: C01

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Aydın, A. (). Benchmarking healthcare systems of OECD countries: A DEA - based Malmquist Productivity Index Approach. Alphanumeric Journal, 10(1), 25-40. https://doi.org/10.17093/alphanumeric.1057559


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Volume 10, Issue 1, 2022


alphanumeric journal

Volume 10, Issue 1, 2022

Pages 25-40

Received: Jan. 13, 2022

Accepted: June 6, 2022

Published: June 30, 2022

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