Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2015, 63, 2109-2118

https://doi.org/10.11118/actaun201563062109
Published online 2015-12-26

Efficiency Evaluation of Hospitals in the Environment of the Czech and Slovak Republic

Stanislav Sendek1, Zuzana Svitálková1, Katarína Angelovičová2

1Department of Finance, Faculty of Business and Economics, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
2St. Elisabeth University of Health and Social Sciences in Bratislava, Palackého č. 1, P.O. Box 104, 810 00 Bratislava, Slovak Republic

The paper applies the Data Envelopment Analysis as a deterministic non-parametric method based on the linear programming, to measure the efficiency of Czech and Slovak hospitals based on input and output performance. Managing physician or hospital practice patterns is an important tool to reduce health care costs. State-run hospitals, as decision-making units working in an operating healthcare system, might have some excess resources in the process of providing care. Ehealth tools are expected to contribute to the cost containment in them, enhancing finally the quality of patient care in the overall assessment.

Funding

This is to express our gratitude to the National Health Information Center of the Slovak Republic and the Institute of Health Information and Statistics of the Czech Republic for giving the authors the authorization and access to the non-public internal statistical databases on health statistics for research purposes given in written as of 02/19/2013 and 06/26/2014 respectively, and the permission to which is still valid to date. Our gratitude shall be extended also to the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic, Section of Informatics, for co-approval of the permission. It is hereby declared that the views, findings or results presented in this report are those of the authors only and do not necessarily reflect those of either of the three institutions mentioned above. Neither the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic, nor the National Health Information Center of the Slovak Republic, nor the Institute of Health Information and Statistics of the Czech Republic or any person acting on behalf of either of the institutions is responsible for the information provided in this research paper.

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