Presents some examples of the implications derived from imposing the objective of maximizing social welfare, subject to limited resources, on ethical care patients management in respect of quality performance of health services. Conventional knowledge of health economics points out that critically ill patients are responsible for increased use of technological resources and that they receive a high proportion of health care resources. Attempts to answer, from the point of view of microeconomics, the question: how do we measure comparative efficiency in the management of intensive care units? Analyses this question through data from an international empirical study using micro‐economic measures of productive efficiency in public services (data envelopment analysis). Results show a 28.8 per cent level of technical inefficiency processing data from 25 intensive care units in the USA.
Puig Junoy, J. (1997), "Measuring technical efficiency of output quality in intensive care units", International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Vol. 10 No. 3, pp. 117-124. https://doi.org/10.1108/09526869710167030Download as .RIS
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