Measuring the efficiency of hospitals operating departments

Zilla Sinuany-Stern, Osnat Cohen, Nir Shakuhi

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Abstract

In this study we measured the efficiency of 24 operating departments in Soroka Hospital in Beer-Sheva, Israel. Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) was used with 5 inputs and 3 outputs over two years. These inputs and outputs reflected logistic parameters and income of the operating rooms. In the three operating sites investigated we found no significant difference in their efficiency. We found that simple room utilization ratio is not sufficient. Benchmark analysis verified inputs and outputs which need improvement in order to reach full efficiency relative to their peers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Industrial Logistics, ICIL 2014 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherFaculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture
Pages258-263
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9789537738297
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event12th International Conference on Industrial Logistics, ICIL 2014 - Bol on Island Brac, Croatia
Duration: 11 Jun 201413 Jun 2014

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Industrial Logistics, ICIL 2014 - Conference Proceedings

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Industrial Logistics, ICIL 2014
Country/TerritoryCroatia
CityBol on Island Brac
Period11/06/1413/06/14

Keywords

  • Data envelopment analysis
  • Efficiency
  • Logistics
  • Performance measures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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