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IJSTR >> Volume 5 - Issue 4, April 2016 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616



Using Data Envelopment Analysis In Healthcare For Estimating Birth Rate Efficiency

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AUTHOR(S)

Madalina-Ioana Stoica, Mihaela-Laura Ivan

 

KEYWORDS

measuring birth rate, healthcare decisions, data envelopment analysis, efficiency.

 

ABSTRACT

This paper presents an analysis on natality efficiency over the world due to local conditions of every country using the nonparametric technique Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). The subject of demographic development is very important and is highly debated lately in the context of growing world population, where reached at this time 7 billion people, considering that economic resources are limited and the maximum number of children per family is restricted in some countries. The current research shows the existence of a correlation between birth rate and fertility rate, public health expenditure, sanitation facilities, female population based on the results obtained from the analysis of data sets for 207 countries. The efficiency is analyzed through multiple input output models and the efficient frontiers are presented.

 

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