This paper refers to the evaluation of the technical efficiency of Sicilian hospitals, based on official data provided by the Italian Ministry of Health. We used both descriptive (in particular: the Barber’s nomogram) and explanatory methods (DEA models) in order to highlight some remarkable features and implications of them and to compare the different results produced. Some results contradict the stereotypes on the supposed inefficiency of public hospitals as opposite to the efficiency of private ones.
Oliveri AM., La Cascia A. (2003). L'efficienza delle strutture ospedaliere siciliane. In Atti del Convegnio Intermedio SIS "Analisi Statistica multivariata per le Scienze...". Napoli : RCE Edizioni.