Efficient management of health centres human resources in Zambia

Felix Masiye, Joses M. Kirigia, Ali Emrouznejad*, Luis G. Sambo, Abdou Mounkaila, Davis Chimfwembe, David Okello

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This study uses Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) to estimate the degree of technical, allocative and cost efficiency in individual public and private health centres in Zambia; and to identify the relative inefficiencies in the use of various inputs among individual health centers. About 83% of the 40 health centres were technically inefficient; and 88% of them were both allocatively and cost inefficient. The privately owned health centers were found to be more efficient than public facilities. © 2006 Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)473-481
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Medical Systems
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006


  • data envelopment analysis
  • health centers mangement
  • technical efficiency
  • Zambia health


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