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Journal:   SADRA MEDICAL SCIENCES JOURNAL   WINTER 2016 , Volume 4 , Number 1; Page(s) 31 To 41.
 
Paper: 

EVALUATION OF ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY IN RADIOLOGY WARDS: A CASE STUDY IN KERMAN PROVINCE

 
 
Author(s):  JAHAD SARVESTANI A., BAROUNI M.*, AMIRESMAEILI M.R.
 
* RESEARCH CENTER FOR HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT, INSTITUTE FOR FUTURES STUDIES IN HEALTH, UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, KERMAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background: Radiology department is one of the important and costly units in general hospitals. The present study aimed to evaluate the economic efficiency of radiology wards of general hospitals located in Kerman province.
Methods: In the present cross-sectional, analytical study, information about model inputs and outputs was collected from 15 general hospitals affiliated to Kerman University of Medical Sciences. The input variables included number of personnel, technicians, and radiology equipment. On the other hand, the output variables were radiology clichés and number of patients admitted at radiology departments. Information about price, including staff’s monthly income and cost of medical equipment, was also collected. After all, the data were analyzed using Deap software, version 2.
Results: The results showed that the mean score of economic efficiency was 0.49, which is lower than the mean score of technical and allocative efficiency. Additionally, 20% of the radiology wards in the studied hospitals showed economic efficiency. However, economic efficiency of about 66% of the studied units was below 0.5. Moreover, the mean scores of the units’ technical and allocative efficiency were 0.70 and 0.701, respectively.
Conclusion: According to the results, 80% of radiology wards under study suffered from economic inefficiency. Hence, hospitals’ authorities should develop appropriate action plans to improve economic efficiency. Managers can also help improve efficiency by considering clinical standards and using cost-effective medical equipment.

 
Keyword(s): ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY, RADIOLOGY, DEA
 
 
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JAHAD SARVESTANI, A., & BAROUNI, M., & AMIRESMAEILI, M. (2016). EVALUATION OF ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY IN RADIOLOGY WARDS: A CASE STUDY IN KERMAN PROVINCE. SADRA MEDICAL SCIENCES JOURNAL, 4(1), 31-41. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=511273



Vancouver: Copy

JAHAD SARVESTANI A., BAROUNI M., AMIRESMAEILI M.R.. EVALUATION OF ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY IN RADIOLOGY WARDS: A CASE STUDY IN KERMAN PROVINCE. SADRA MEDICAL SCIENCES JOURNAL. 2016 [cited 2021August01];4(1):31-41. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=511273



IEEE: Copy

JAHAD SARVESTANI, A., BAROUNI, M., AMIRESMAEILI, M., 2016. EVALUATION OF ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY IN RADIOLOGY WARDS: A CASE STUDY IN KERMAN PROVINCE. SADRA MEDICAL SCIENCES JOURNAL, [online] 4(1), pp.31-41. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=511273.



 
 
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