Economic Factors that Affect the Technical Efficiency Index of the Public Hospitals of the State of Nariño -Colombia (2008-2014)

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Danyeli Maricel Portillo Melo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0920-3352
Francely Brigit Enriquez Guerra https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8008-5419
Julio César Riascos Hermoza https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7156-7993

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This paper analyzes the economic factors that affect the relative technical efficiency indexes of the public hospitals of the state of Nariño between 2008 and 2014. In this study, the TEI were calculated through data envelopment analysis (DEA) that evaluates the productive and relative performance of each hospital. The results indicate that, on average, 38.27% of hospitals operate efficiently from a product-oriented approach. Finally through econometrics models with panel data and fixed effects, the paper suggest that the potential demand, the hospital services portfolio and the installed capacity, explains the variations of the technical efficiency measurements obtained.

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