Scale and scope economies in Mexican private medical units

Jorge Keith, Diego Prior

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)348-354
    JournalSalud Publica de Mexico
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


    • Data envelopment analysis (DEA)
    • Efficiency
    • Mexico
    • Private medical units
    • Scale economies
    • Scope economies


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