Journal of Computer and Communications

Volume 7, Issue 4 (April 2019)

ISSN Print: 2327-5219   ISSN Online: 2327-5227

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An Efficiency Assessment of Tuberculosis Treatment on Health Centers: A Data Envelopment Analysis Approach

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DOI: 10.4236/jcc.2019.74002    466 Downloads   864 Views   Citations

ABSTRACT

This study utilized Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) in assessing the efficiency of health center in tuberculosis (TB) treatment. Assessing the efficiency of health center treating TB is a vital and sensitive topic, because there is a cumulative amount of public funds devoted to healthcare. In this research, a DEA model has been correlated to evaluate and assess the efficiency of 17 health centers. The researchers selected the health budget and the number of health workers as input variables likewise, the number of people served, number of TB patients served, and TB patients treated (%) as output variables. Based on the result of the study, only five (5) health centers out of seventeen (17) have 100% efficiencies throughout the 2 years period. It is recommended that other health centers should learn from their efficient peers recognized by the DEA model so as to increase the overall performance of the healthcare system. Likewise, health centers should integrate Health Information Technology to deliver healthier care for their patients.

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Cruz, A. , Tumibay, G. and 0, 0. (2019) An Efficiency Assessment of Tuberculosis Treatment on Health Centers: A Data Envelopment Analysis Approach. Journal of Computer and Communications, 7, 11-20. doi: 10.4236/jcc.2019.74002.

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