Improving the accuracy of DEA efficiency analysis: a bootstrap application to the health care foodservice industry

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Assaf, Albert and Matawie, K. M (2010) Improving the accuracy of DEA efficiency analysis: a bootstrap application to the health care foodservice industry. Applied Economics, 42. pp. 3547-3558. ISSN 1466-4283

Abstract

This article analyses the efficiency of health care foodservice operations and its determinants using a Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) bootstrapping approach. The purpose of using the bootstrapping approach is two-fold: first, to obtain the bias corrected estimates and the confidence intervals of DEA-efficiency scores and second, to overcome the correlation problem of DEA-efficiency scores and to provide consistent inferences in explaining the determinants of health care foodservice efficiency. The approach was implemented on a sample of 89 health care foodservice operations. The results showed the presence of inefficiency in the sample, with an average efficiency level of 72.6%. Further, the results from analysing the determinants of health care foodservice operations provided policy implication regarding the factors that might improve the efficiency of health care foodservice operations.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/4128
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/00036840802112497
Official URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00036840802112497
Subjects Historical > SEO Classification > 9102 Microeconomics
Current > FOR Classification > 1599 Other Commerce Management, Tourism and Services
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Hospitality Tourism and Marketing
Keywords ResPubID15304. DEA efficiency analysis, DEA, bootstrap, health care, hospitals, foodservice industry, food service, Data Envelopment Analysis, foodservice efficiency, inefficiency
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