Objective: To evaluate technical efficiency and potential presence of scale and scope economies in Mexican private medical units (PMU) that will improve management decisions. Materials and methods: We used data envelopment analysis methods with inputs and outputs for 2 105 Mexican PMU published in 2010 by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía from the "Estadística de Unidades Médicas Privadas con Servicio de Hospitalización (PEC-6-20-A)" questionnaire. Results: The application of the models used in the paper found that there is a marginal presence of economies of scale and scope in Mexican PMU. Conclusions: PMU in Mexico must focus to deliver their services on a diversified structure to achieve technical efficiency.
|Journal||Salud Publica de Mexico|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2014|
- Data envelopment analysis (DEA)
- Private medical units
- Scale economies
- Scope economies