Assessing the performance of health units using a mix of efficiency indicators

Fabrizio Pecoraro, Daniela Luzi, Mario Cesarelli, Fabrizio Clemente

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Abstract

Aim of this paper is to propose a methodology to assess the efficiency of a health unit in the delivery of hospitalization services. This task is accomplished integrating the hospital bed management indicators that provides an overall description of the use of beds by health structures with indicators of the complexity of the cases treated by the structure as well as its performance. This analysis has been applied in a case study based on the Italian healthcare services to compare the efficiency of the 21 Italian Local Authorities in the provision of hospitalization care services.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 E-Health and Bioengineering Conference, EHB 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781467375450
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 25 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event5th IEEE International Conference on E-Health and Bioengineering, EHB 2015 - Iasi
Duration: Nov 19 2015Nov 21 2015

Other

Other5th IEEE International Conference on E-Health and Bioengineering, EHB 2015
CityIasi
Period11/19/1511/21/15

Keywords

  • bed management
  • case-mix index
  • efficiency indicators
  • performance index
  • quality of services

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Health(social science)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health Informatics

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