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The efficiency of immunization of infants by local government

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posted on 01.01.2002, 00:00 authored by B Hollingsworth, A Harris, Elena GospodarevskayaElena Gospodarevskaya
The paper makes use of data envelopment analysis (DEA) to measure the cost and production efficiency of local government programmemes for childhood immunization in urban and rural settings in Australia. Model specification is tested for validity, methods are used for ranking efficient units and advanced statistical methods are used to establish confidence intervals around the efficiency estimates. Given the small data set, the cost and production models are valid, and it is concluded that while neither urban nor rural programmes are particularly efficient, there is more room for improvement in rural programmes. Ways of changing methods of delivery are suggested which may increase efficiency.

History

Journal

Applied economics

Volume

34

Issue

18

Pagination

2341 - 2345

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Location

Abingdon, Eng.

ISSN

0003-6846

eISSN

1466-4283

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2002, Taylor & Francis