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The purpose of this study is to estimate economies of scale in Turkish Ministry of Health hospitals. Turkey is in the process of changing their healthcare system…
The purpose of this study is to estimate economies of scale in Turkish Ministry of Health hospitals. Turkey is in the process of changing their healthcare system. Estimating economies of scale for Turkish hospitals will help funding decisions as Turkey determines whether to build, expand, or consolidate hospitals. The structural changes currently taking place provide an opportunity to revamp the way healthcare is provided so that access to and efficiency within healthcare can be increased in a cost effective manner. Data are collected from the Ministry of Health. The results suggest there is an optimal size for Turkish hospitals. Also, this study shows that hospitals in certain regions of Turkey are more efficient than other regions. Determining the characteristics of efficient hospitals is important if Turkey is to properly allocate scarce healthcare funding.
Developments in today’s information technologies are dazzling. Using information technologies results in having advantages in competition, decreasing costs, gaining time…
Developments in today’s information technologies are dazzling. Using information technologies results in having advantages in competition, decreasing costs, gaining time, and getting and sharing information. Now it is possible to state that there are different types of usage within the information technologies. Internet, intranet, e‐mail connections, electronic trade, central reservation systems, and Web applications are some examples. In a rapidly increasing trend, touristic establishments are benefiting from the new information technologies. Evidence of this trend is clearly seen in the advantages to touristic establishments and their budget shares for technology. For example, travel agencies are using the Internet as a communication tool, and hotels are using it to market their goods and services, to receive reservations, and to evaluate customer complaints/suggestions. In this paper, Web sites and Web applications of five‐star hotels operating in the Antalya region were examined.