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Relative Efficiency of Radiation Treatment Centers: An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis

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Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario, London, ON N6G 0N1, Canada
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School of Management, Economics, and Mathematics, King’s University College, University of Western Ontario, London, ON N6A 2M3, Canada
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Healthcare 2022, 10(6), 1033; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10061033
Received: 24 April 2022 / Revised: 22 May 2022 / Accepted: 30 May 2022 / Published: 2 June 2022
This study determines the relative efficiencies of a number of cancer treatment centers in Ontario, taking into account the differences among them so that their performances can be compared against the provincial targets. These differences can be in physical and financial resources, and patient demographics. An analytical framework is developed based on a three-step data envelopment analysis (DEA) model to build efficiency metrics for planning, delivery, and quality of treatment at each center. Regression analysis is used to explain the efficiency metrics and demonstrates how these findings can inform continuous improvement efforts. View Full-Text
Keywords: cancer care; data envelopment analysis; relative efficiency; radiation treatment; continuous improvement cancer care; data envelopment analysis; relative efficiency; radiation treatment; continuous improvement
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Bayley, T.; Begen, M.A.; Rodrigues, F.F.; Barrett, D. Relative Efficiency of Radiation Treatment Centers: An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis. Healthcare 2022, 10, 1033. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10061033

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Bayley T, Begen MA, Rodrigues FF, Barrett D. Relative Efficiency of Radiation Treatment Centers: An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis. Healthcare. 2022; 10(6):1033. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10061033

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Bayley, Tiffany, Mehmet A. Begen, Felipe F. Rodrigues, and David Barrett. 2022. "Relative Efficiency of Radiation Treatment Centers: An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis" Healthcare 10, no. 6: 1033. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10061033

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