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Evaluation of Operational Efficiency among Long-Term Care Visiting Nursing Centers using Data Envelopment Analysis
자료포락분석을 이용한 노인장기요양 방문간호센터 운영의 효율성 평가
- Lim, Ji Young (Department of Nursing, Inha University) ;
- Kim, Seonhee (Department of Nursing, Inha University) ;
- Oh, Eunsook (Department of Nursing, Inha University) ;
- Song, Su Young (Department of Nursing, Inha University)
- Received : 2020.03.01
- Accepted : 2020.03.30
- Published : 2020.04.30
Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of long-term care visiting nursing centers in communities using data envelopment analysis (DEA). Methods: Data were collected using a self-reported questionnaire. The average number of staff per 6 months and total space of center were used as input variables. The average number of clients per 6 months and the average profits per 6 months were used as output variables. EMS Window version 3.1 was used to measure the efficiency scores. Descriptive statistics and tobit regression were applied to analyze the general characteristics of the variables and the factors affecting efficiency scores. Results: The average efficiency of 30 long-term care visiting nursing centers in communities was approximately 66.9% on technical efficiency analysis, and 79.1% on scale efficiency analysis. Eight nursing centers on technical efficiency analysis and 12 centers on scale efficiency analysis had 100.0% efficiency. Conclusion: Our findings reveal that long-term care visiting nursing centers in communities have low operational efficiency. Therefore, it is essential to institute policies and regulations to improve the efficiency of visiting nursing centers and to strengthen the business competencies of center officers.
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