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Healthcare, Efficiency, DEA, Technical Change, Productivity Growth, OECD

Major Advisor

Dennis Heffley

Associate Advisor

Subhash Ray

Associate Advisor

Richard Langlois

Associate Advisor

David Simon

Field of Study



Doctor of Philosophy

Open Access

Open Access


This dissertation aims to measure the impact of technical change on OECD Healthcare in a multi-stage framework and identify the different sources of outcome losses to allow for comprehensive policy implications within a diverse dataset including countries from a large variety of development levels facing different healthcare issues. We adopt an output-oriented DEA (Data Envelopment Analysis) methodology to obtain the technical efficiencies in production and provision. Data used in this study is mainly obtained from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Health Data 2013 and consists of 34 OECD countries and 12 years between 2000 and 2011.