Public and private hospital services reform: an investigation in Iranian hospitals

Yaghoub S. Zadeh, V.K. Seth, R.G. Vahidi, Ali Emrouznejad, Saeed Dastgiri

Research output: Unpublished contribution to conferenceUnpublished Conference Paper


This research aimed to present a model of efficiency for selected public and private hospitals of East Azerbaijani province of Iran by making use of DEA approach in order to recognize and suggest the best practice standards. In other words, its aim was to suggest a suitable context to develop efficient hospital systems while maintaining the quality of care at minimum expenditures. It is recommended for inefficient hospitals to make use of the followings: transferring, selling, or renting idle/unused beds; transferring excess doctors and nurses to the efficient hospitals or other health centers; pensioning off, early retirement clinic officers, technicians/technologists, and other technical staff. The saving obtained from the above approaches could be used to improve remuneration for remaining staff and quality of health care services of hospitals, rural and urban health centers, support communities to start or sustain systematic risk and resource pooling and cost sharing mechanisms for protecting beneficiaries against unexpected health care costs, compensate the capital depreciation, increasing investments, and improve diseases prevention services and facilities in the provincial and national levels.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 2009
Event7th International Conference on Data Envelopment Analysis - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: 10 Jul 200912 Jul 2009


Conference7th International Conference on Data Envelopment Analysis
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • DEA
  • linear programming
  • efficiency
  • hospital efficient management
  • public and private hospitals reform


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