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Faghihnasiri M, Rezaee J, Tavakoli Baghdad abad M. Assessment of the efficiency of Health Services Workshops in Iran using linear programming . sjsph. 2009; 7 (3) :25-35
URL: http://sjsph.tums.ac.ir/article-1-106-en.html

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Background and Aim: By definition, the ratio of output to input in any firm is called efficiency. In general, there are two main approaches for measuring efficiency ─ parametric and non-parametric. The objective of this study was to assess the efficiency of Health Services Workshops in Iran in 2006.

Methods and Materials: The efficiency of Health Services Workshops in Iran in 2006 was assessed using the non-parametric method, based on linear programming. More specifically, the Data Envelopment Analysis (D.E.A) was used. The most important feature of the Data Envelopment Analysis (D.E.A) is its applicability for the firms that operate under a multiple input-and-output framework. Assessment of efficiency was based on 2 assumptions, namely, fixed and variable efficiency.

Results: The data show that, based on fixed efficiency, the efficiency in the Bushehr, Fars, Kerman, Mazandaran and Yazd provinces is the highest, the average being 80%, which means that the idle capacity is 20% . Based on the variable efficiency. assumption, in Ilam, Chahar Mahal-and-Bakhtiari, Semnan, and Kohgiluyeh Boyerahmad provinces the efficiency is 85% (idle capacity = 20%).

Conclusion: On the whole, the Chaharmahal-Bakhtiyari province is the most efficient in holding Health Services Workshops in Iran. Therefore, other provinces should follow this province as an example when planning to increase their efficiency.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Published: 2013/08/9

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