Title: A comparison of economic and non-economic efficiency of private and public hospitals in the Czech Republic
Authors: Pavla Staňková; Šárka Papadaki
Addresses: Department of Management and Marketing, Faculty of Management and Economics, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Mostní 5139, 760-01 Zlín, Czech Republic ' Department of Enterprise Economics, Faculty of Management and Economics, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Mostní 5139, 760-01 Zlín, Czech Republic
Abstract: This article found the answer to the question whether the ownership is a factor influencing hospital effectiveness. One of the goals of the research was to compare the efficiency of private hospitals and public hospitals. The research was focused on all the 188 hospitals in the Czech Republic. There was a comparison of economic efficiency indicator (economic outcome) and comparison of non-economic efficiency indicators (bed usage in days and average duration of stay). For comparison of effectiveness of public and private hospitals, the two-sample t-test for equal means, the statistical program SPSS was used. Since the P-values are greater than the significance level (0.05), we cannot reject the null hypothesis for the following factors of effectiveness: economic outcome and bed usage in days. According to the research results, we can confirm that there are differences in effectiveness measured by indicator 'bed usage in days' between public and private hospitals.
Keywords: healthcare; hospital; effectiveness; public sector; private sector; economic outcome; bed usage; average duration of stay; Czech Republic; two-sample t-test.
International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management, 2020 Vol.6 No.3, pp.402 - 415
Received: 23 Jan 2018
Accepted: 08 Aug 2018
Published online: 17 Jun 2020 *