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Title:
COMBINED USE OF DATA DEVELOPMENT ANALYSIS AND GREY RELATIONAL ANALYSIS IN THE EFFICIENCY ANALYSIS OF PUBLIC HOSPITALS IN THE METROPOLITAN CITIES OF TURKEY

Authors:
Prof. Nurullah Uckun , Prof. Tunc Kose , Prof. Nuray Girginer


Volume - 2 Issue - 9, Pages - 4570-4590

Abstract:
The objective of this study was to determine the efficiencies of public hospitals affiliated with the Ministry of Health - Turkish Institute of Public Hospitals at the provincial level, using Data Envelopment Analysis and ranking efficient hospitals and important efficiency factors using Grey Relational Analysis. In this study, a Data Envelopment Analysis model targeting maximization was used to analyse the efficiencies of 30 metropolitan municipality hospitals using 4 inputs (number of beds, numbers of surgeons and general practitioners, expenditures made from circulating capital) and 3 outputs (number of patients examined in the emergency service, bed occupancy rates and total number of A+B+C group operations. As a result of the Data Envelopment Analysis, public hospitals in 16 cities were found to be efficient, and 14 hospitals were found to be inefficient at the provincial level. Based on the outcomes of the Grey Relational Analysis used to rank the performances of hospitals within 14 cities efficient at the provincial level, hospitals in Istanbul, Gaziantep and Ankara shared the top 3 places. Among variables included in the analyses, the most effective variables for predicting the performances of the hospitals were expenditures made from annual circulating capitals, bed occupancy rates and the number of general practitioners per hospital.

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[Uckun, Nurullah, et al. "COMBINED USE OF DATA DEVELOPMENT ANALYSIS AND GREY RELATIONAL ANALYSIS IN THE EFFICIENCY ANALYSIS OF PUBLIC HOSPITALS IN THE METROPOLITAN CITIES OF TURKEY." International Journal of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 2, no. 9, 2017, pp. 4570-4590. September.]

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