A performance assessment method for hospitals

The case of municipal hospitals in Angola

Joses M. Kirigia, Ali Emrouznejad, Basilio Cassoma, Eyob Z. Asbu, Saidou Barry

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

Over 60% of the recurrent budget of the Ministry of Health in Angola is spent on the operations of the fixed healthcare facilities (health centres and hospitals). However, to date, no study has been attempted to investigate how efficiently those resources are used to produce health services. Therefore, the objectives of this study were to assess the technical efficiency of public municipal hospitals in Angola; assess changes in productivity over time with a view to analysing changes in efficiency and technology; and demonstrate how the results can be used in the pursuit of the public health objective of promoting efficiency in the use of health resources. The analysis was based on a three year panel data from all the 28 public municipal hospitals in Angola. Data envelopment analysis, a non parametric linear programming approach, was employed to assess the technical and scale efficiency and productivity change over time using Malmquist index. The results show that, on average, productivity of municipal hospitals in Angola increased by 4.5% over the period 2000 2002 and that growth was due to improvement in efficiency rather than innovation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEfficiency of Health System Units in Africa
Subtitle of host publicationA Data Envelopment Analysis
Pages291-311
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9789966792426
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

Fingerprint

Angola
Municipal Hospitals
Public Hospitals
Linear Programming
Health Resources
Health Facilities
Budgets
Health Services
Public Health
Technology
Delivery of Health Care
Health
Growth

Keywords

  • Angola/Africa
  • Data envelopment analysis
  • Efficiency and productivity
  • Hospital performance comparison
  • Malmquist indices

Cite this

Kirigia, J. M., Emrouznejad, A., Cassoma, B., Asbu, E. Z., & Barry, S. (2013). A performance assessment method for hospitals: The case of municipal hospitals in Angola. In Efficiency of Health System Units in Africa: A Data Envelopment Analysis (pp. 291-311)
Kirigia, Joses M. ; Emrouznejad, Ali ; Cassoma, Basilio ; Asbu, Eyob Z. ; Barry, Saidou. / A performance assessment method for hospitals : The case of municipal hospitals in Angola. Efficiency of Health System Units in Africa: A Data Envelopment Analysis. 2013. pp. 291-311
@inbook{214b988aabf74253bf12675b4f564002,
title = "A performance assessment method for hospitals: The case of municipal hospitals in Angola",
abstract = "Over 60{\%} of the recurrent budget of the Ministry of Health in Angola is spent on the operations of the fixed healthcare facilities (health centres and hospitals). However, to date, no study has been attempted to investigate how efficiently those resources are used to produce health services. Therefore, the objectives of this study were to assess the technical efficiency of public municipal hospitals in Angola; assess changes in productivity over time with a view to analysing changes in efficiency and technology; and demonstrate how the results can be used in the pursuit of the public health objective of promoting efficiency in the use of health resources. The analysis was based on a three year panel data from all the 28 public municipal hospitals in Angola. Data envelopment analysis, a non parametric linear programming approach, was employed to assess the technical and scale efficiency and productivity change over time using Malmquist index. The results show that, on average, productivity of municipal hospitals in Angola increased by 4.5{\%} over the period 2000 2002 and that growth was due to improvement in efficiency rather than innovation.",
keywords = "Angola/Africa, Data envelopment analysis, Efficiency and productivity, Hospital performance comparison, Malmquist indices",
author = "Kirigia, {Joses M.} and Ali Emrouznejad and Basilio Cassoma and Asbu, {Eyob Z.} and Saidou Barry",
year = "2013",
month = "1",
day = "1",
language = "English",
isbn = "9966792155",
pages = "291--311",
booktitle = "Efficiency of Health System Units in Africa",

}

Kirigia, JM, Emrouznejad, A, Cassoma, B, Asbu, EZ & Barry, S 2013, A performance assessment method for hospitals: The case of municipal hospitals in Angola. in Efficiency of Health System Units in Africa: A Data Envelopment Analysis. pp. 291-311.

A performance assessment method for hospitals : The case of municipal hospitals in Angola. / Kirigia, Joses M.; Emrouznejad, Ali; Cassoma, Basilio; Asbu, Eyob Z.; Barry, Saidou.

Efficiency of Health System Units in Africa: A Data Envelopment Analysis. 2013. p. 291-311.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

TY - CHAP

T1 - A performance assessment method for hospitals

T2 - The case of municipal hospitals in Angola

AU - Kirigia, Joses M.

AU - Emrouznejad, Ali

AU - Cassoma, Basilio

AU - Asbu, Eyob Z.

AU - Barry, Saidou

PY - 2013/1/1

Y1 - 2013/1/1

N2 - Over 60% of the recurrent budget of the Ministry of Health in Angola is spent on the operations of the fixed healthcare facilities (health centres and hospitals). However, to date, no study has been attempted to investigate how efficiently those resources are used to produce health services. Therefore, the objectives of this study were to assess the technical efficiency of public municipal hospitals in Angola; assess changes in productivity over time with a view to analysing changes in efficiency and technology; and demonstrate how the results can be used in the pursuit of the public health objective of promoting efficiency in the use of health resources. The analysis was based on a three year panel data from all the 28 public municipal hospitals in Angola. Data envelopment analysis, a non parametric linear programming approach, was employed to assess the technical and scale efficiency and productivity change over time using Malmquist index. The results show that, on average, productivity of municipal hospitals in Angola increased by 4.5% over the period 2000 2002 and that growth was due to improvement in efficiency rather than innovation.

AB - Over 60% of the recurrent budget of the Ministry of Health in Angola is spent on the operations of the fixed healthcare facilities (health centres and hospitals). However, to date, no study has been attempted to investigate how efficiently those resources are used to produce health services. Therefore, the objectives of this study were to assess the technical efficiency of public municipal hospitals in Angola; assess changes in productivity over time with a view to analysing changes in efficiency and technology; and demonstrate how the results can be used in the pursuit of the public health objective of promoting efficiency in the use of health resources. The analysis was based on a three year panel data from all the 28 public municipal hospitals in Angola. Data envelopment analysis, a non parametric linear programming approach, was employed to assess the technical and scale efficiency and productivity change over time using Malmquist index. The results show that, on average, productivity of municipal hospitals in Angola increased by 4.5% over the period 2000 2002 and that growth was due to improvement in efficiency rather than innovation.

KW - Angola/Africa

KW - Data envelopment analysis

KW - Efficiency and productivity

KW - Hospital performance comparison

KW - Malmquist indices

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85028613587&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Chapter

SN - 9966792155

SN - 9789966792150

SP - 291

EP - 311

BT - Efficiency of Health System Units in Africa

ER -

Kirigia JM, Emrouznejad A, Cassoma B, Asbu EZ, Barry S. A performance assessment method for hospitals: The case of municipal hospitals in Angola. In Efficiency of Health System Units in Africa: A Data Envelopment Analysis. 2013. p. 291-311