Study: Experimental measures of output and productivity in the Canadian hospital sector, 2002 to 2010 – Statistics Canada – 23 April 2014

Posted on May 5, 2014. Filed under: Health Economics, Workforce | Tags: , |

Study: Experimental measures of output and productivity in the Canadian hospital sector, 2002 to 2010 – Statistics Canada – 23 April 2014

“Using new experimental measures of economic output for hospitals, the research paper “Experimental Measures of Output and Productivity in the Canadian Hospital Sector” provides estimates of labour productivity in Canada’s hospital sector.

Labour productivity is a measure of economic output per unit of labour input. The labour input is measured by the total hours worked of doctors, nurses and administrative staff. However, up until now, little was known about the sector’s productivity because of the way economic output was measured.

In the past, the volume of output was measured by the volume of inputs, such as labour costs for doctors, nurses and administrative staff, as well as capital input. This did not allow for a measure of productivity performance for the sector.

This study produced an experimental direct output measure by using the number of inpatient and outpatient cases by type for the Canadian hospital sector to estimate a measure of the sector’s productivity.

The output measure is based on the notion that the output in hospitals represents the treatment of a disease or condition. As treatments of different diseases and conditions involve different types of services, weights based on unit costs of treatments for each type of inpatient and outpatient case are applied to establish the direct output measure.

The study estimates that labour productivity in the hospital sector increased 2.6% per year on average over the 2002-to-2010 period. This represents annual growth of 4.3% for output and 1.7% for hours worked in the sector.

The labour productivity growth in hospitals was greater than the annual growth of 0.7% for the business sector over the same period.”

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The anatomy of health spending 2011/12: a review of NHS expenditure and labour productivity – Nuffield Trust – 5 March 2013

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The anatomy of health spending 2011/12: a review of NHS expenditure and labour productivity – Nuffield Trust – 5 March 2013

Blog posting: NHS productivity: more of the same or more for less? 

Guardian report on the research: Productivity in the NHS ‘stubbornly stagnant’, reveals report

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Productivity of the English National Health Service 2003-4 to 2009-10 – Centre for Health Economics, University of York – 30 March 2012

Posted on April 3, 2012. Filed under: Health Economics | Tags: , , |

Productivity of the English National Health Service 2003-4 to 2009-10 – Centre for Health Economics, University of York – 30 March 2012

media release

Chris Bojke, Adriana Castelli, Rosalind Goudie, Andrew Street, Padraic Ward

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Public Service Output, Inputs and Productivity: Healthcare – Office for National Statistics [UK] – 31 March 2011

Posted on April 19, 2011. Filed under: Health Economics | Tags: |

Public Service Output, Inputs and Productivity: Healthcare – Office for National Statistics [UK] – 31 March 2011
Presents updated estimates of changes in UK publicly funded healthcare productivity from 1995 to 2009

Abstract
This article updates estimates of changes in UK publicly funded healthcare output, inputs and productivity that were last published in Total Public Service Output and Productivity in July 2010 and gives the first estimate for 2009. Further detail on output and inputs is given in supporting annexes, along with additional contextual information on the factors underlying change.

Press release: NHS productivity: new estimates for 1995 to 2009 – 31 March 2011

“Spending on public healthcare and the output it generated both rose substantially between 1995 and 2009. Quality also rose but productivity fell slightly over the same period. These are key findings in an article Public Service Output, Inputs and Productivity: Healthcare, published today by the Office for National Statistics.”  … continues in the press release

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