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Efficiency Evaluation of Welfare Facilities for the Elderly Applying AHP and DEA Techniques
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  • Journal title : Journal of the Chosun Natural Science
  • Volume 8, Issue 4,  2015, pp.293-304
  • Publisher : The Research Institute of Chosun Natural Science
  • DOI : 10.13160/ricns.2015.8.4.293
 Title & Authors
Efficiency Evaluation of Welfare Facilities for the Elderly Applying AHP and DEA Techniques
Lee, Dong Su; Chang, In Hong;
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 Abstract
This study examined the factors which have influence on the welfare facilities for the elderly and analyzes their efficiency. It investigated theoretical studies and preceding studies and divided the efficiency evaluation factors into input and output factors. Input factors included budget, the number of workers and clients and facility area and output factors were operation management, the number of clients, profitability and welfare for the elderly. To sum up the analysis results of evaluation factors of welfare facilities for the elderly, the analysis of relative importance of input showed that budget was most important. As a result of analyzing the relative importance among detailed items, balance sheet and professional manpower were highest. Input factors by facility types showed that the budget for utility facilities and living facilities were highest. In output factors, utility facilities and living facilities were highest in management systematization and welfare for the elderly, respectively. In efficiency evaluation, utility facilities for the elderly showed 100% of efficiency in CCR and BCC models. In welfare facilities for the elderly, while CCR model showed 100% of efficiency in facility types A, C, D, and F, the efficiency was low in facility B (79.89%), E (77.14%), and G (80.72%). In BCC model, facility E was low as 78.69%. In efficiency comparison between utility facilities and living facilities for the elderly welfare, the efficiency of utility facilities for the elderly welfare was higher. Therefore, this study investigated the efficiency of welfare facilities for the elderly as its main purpose and presented policy suggestions based on the research results as the alternative.
 Keywords
Welfare Facilities for the Elderly;Process of Hierarchical Analysis;Efficiency;Input Factors;Output Facotrs;
 Language
English
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