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dc.contributor.authorMangano, Maria
dc.identifier.citationMangano, Maria (2007) Measuring efficiency from casemix funding in Victoria using the stochastic frontier, Centre for Research in Applied Economics Working Paper Series: no. 200710, Curtin University of Technology, School of Economics and Finance.

The Australian state of Victoria experienced a fundamental change in public hospital funding in 1993 with the introduction of casemix funding using diagnosis related groups. One of the primary drivers of this altered funding regime was to introduce a mechanism by which public hospitals could be compared for costs. Cost comparisons would then create an incentive for efficiency improvements because efficient hospitals would attract increased funding. This paper applies stochastic frontier estimation of a production function to panel data for the period 92/93 to 95/96 in order to establish whether, in fact, efficiency improvements were realised over this period. The results show that there was no significant change to individual hospital efficiency levels.

dc.publisherCentre for Research in Applied Economics, Curtin Business School, Curtin University of Technology
dc.subjectefficiency measurement
dc.subjectcasemix funding
dc.subjectstochastic frontier
dc.titleMeasuring efficiency from casemix funding in Victoria using the stochastic frontier
dc.typeWorking Paper
dcterms.source.seriesCentre for Research in Applied Economics Working Paper Series
curtin.accessStatusOpen access
curtin.facultyCurtin Business School
curtin.facultySchool of Economics and Finance

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