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Regulation, ownership and efficiency in the Swiss nursing home industry

Crivelli, Luca ; Filippini, Massimo ; Lunati, Diego

Switzerland is a federal State where policy decisions and implementation regarding long-term care regulation are by rights incumbent to the regional and local governments (Canton and Town Council). This situation is in part responsible for the large number of small nursing homes operating in Switzerland. Moreover, long-term care for the elderly is supplied by private for-profit nursing homes,...

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An analysis of efficiency and productivity in Swiss hospitals

Farsi, Mehdi ; Filippini, Massimo

This paper examines the productive efficiency of the hospital sector in Switzerland. A panel data of 214 general hospitals over the four-year period between 1998 and 2001 has been analyzed. A descriptive analysis of the data casts some light on differences across hospital types especially regarding case mix severity and length of hospitalizations. The final sample used for the cost frontier...