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Angelo Castaldo, Maria Alessandra Antonelli, Valeria De Bonis and Giorgia Marini
''Determinants of health sector efficiency: evidence from a two-step analysis on 30 OECD countries''
( 2020, Vol. 40 No.2 )
This study aims to assess the efficiency of expenditure on health in 30 OECD countries over the period 2005-2015 by regressing Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) output efficiency scores on discretionary and non-discretionary variables, with a two-stage DEA/Tobit and bootstrap procedure. We show that health inefficiency in OECD countries is related to per capita GDP, vaccine coverage and tobacco consumption, also controlling for geographical and institutional variables (i.e., bureaucratic red tape and weather temperature).
Keywords: Health; Health system efficiency; FDH; DEA; Bootstrap.
JEL: I1 - Health: General
H8 - Public Economics: Miscellaneous Issues: General
Manuscript Received : May 26 2020 Manuscript Accepted : Jun 07 2020

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