Health Economics

Measuring regional public health provision. In common with Ν. Τzeremes. MPRA Paper 23762, University Library of Munich, Germany.

This paper using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) evaluates the performance of public health services of the Greek prefectures. The efficiency levels of the Greek prefectures are compared and analyzed in a regional context. With the use of bootstrap techniques and conditional full frontier applications the paper shows that higher levels of GDP per capita and population density increase the prefectures’ performance of public health provision. In addition population density affects more the prefectures’ performance compared to the levels of GDP per capita.