This paper examines the relative efficiency of alternative methods of producing care for the developmentally disabled.
A linear programming framework is used to construct a production frontier which allows measurement of relative efficiency among institutions in the sample.
Tests are performed to detect influential observations in the data which might result from measurement error which could distort the efficiency measures.
Different types of institutions are compared in terms of average efficiency.
Policy implications of the analysis are discussed in the concluding section.
Mots-clés Pascal : Handicap, Service santé, Homme, Efficacité, Performance, Evaluation, Milieu familial, Analyse enveloppement donnée, Recherche opérationnelle, Etats Unis, Système santé, Alternative à l'hospitalisation, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Handicap, Health service, Human, Efficiency, Performance, Evaluation, Family environment, Data envelopment analysis, Operations research, United States, Health system, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0201821
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 09/06/1995.