Effects of Ownership on Hospital Efficiency in Germany

BuR Business Research Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2, December 2009

31 Pages Posted: 12 Mar 2010 Last revised: 20 Aug 2010

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Oliver Tiemann

University of Hamburg - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Jonas Schreyoegg

University of Hamburg - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Date Written: March 11, 2010

Abstract

The objective of our study was to evaluate the efficiency of public, private for-profit, and private non-profit hospitals in Germany. First, bootstrapped data envelopment analysis (DEA) was used to evaluate the efficiency of a panel (n = 1,046) of public, private for-profit, and private non-profit hospitals between 2002 and 2006. This was followed by a second-step truncated linear regression model with bootstrapped DEA efficiency scores as dependent variable. The results show that public hospitals performed significantly better than their private for-profit and non-profit counterparts. In addition, we found a significant positive association between hospital size and efficiency, and that competitive pressure had a significant negative impact on hospital efficiency.

Keywords: public hospitals, ownership, data envelopment analysis, performance measurement, nonparametric technique, truncated regression, Germany

Suggested Citation

Tiemann, Oliver and Schreyoegg, Jonas, Effects of Ownership on Hospital Efficiency in Germany (March 11, 2010). BuR Business Research Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2, December 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1568656

Oliver Tiemann (Contact Author)

University of Hamburg - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration ( email )

Von-Melle-Park 5
Hamburg, 20146
Germany

Jonas Schreyoegg

University of Hamburg - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration ( email )

Von-Melle-Park 5
Hamburg, 20146
Germany

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