An Efficiency Analysis of OECD Countries and Korea in Health Service Industry

한국과 OECD 국가의 의료서비스산업의 기술효율성 분석

  • Received : 2012.11.06
  • Accepted : 2013.03.11
  • Published : 2013.03.31

Abstract

This study analyzed technical efficiencies of health service industry of OECD countries with DEA and SFA approaches using 10 year data from OECD Health Database. The results can be summarized as follows: First, Korea was found the best practice among 15 OECD countries based on CRS nondirectional SBM models. Second, it was found that some inefficiencies were due to environmental factors. Third, we found that environmental factors were important factors in efficiencies of health service industry by observing that there were large efficiency changes after adjusting slacks due to environmental factors. From the above, Korea led the OECD countries in health service industry and was the most competent. But this study has some limitation since the quality and cost of health care was not taken into account.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 인제연구장학재단