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Yaghoubi S, Goudarzi R, Baniasadi M, Eslamiyan M, Fakhrzad N, Barouni M. Estimation of the Production Function of Ahvaz University of Medical Sciences Hospitals during 2006-2014. payavard. 2017; 11 (2) :211-219
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1- کارشناس ارشد اقتصاد بهداشت، دانشکده مدیریت و اطلاع رسانی پزشکی، مرکز تحقیقات علوم مدیریت و اقتصاد سلامت، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی ایران، تهران، ایران
2- استادیار مرکز تحقیقات مدیریت ارائه خدمات سلامت، پژوهشکده آینده پژوهی در سلامت، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کرمان، کرمان، ایران
3- دانشجوی دکترای اقتصاد کشاورزی، دانشکده کشاورزی، دانشگاه شهید باهنر کرمان، کرمان، ایران
4- دانشجوی کارشناسی ارشد مدیریت خدمات بهداشتی درمانی، دانشکده مدیریت و اطلاع رسانی پزشکی، مرکز تحقیقات مدیریت ارائه خدمات سلامت، پژوهشکده آینده پژوهی در سلامت، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کرمان، کرمان، ایران
5- کارشناس ارشد اقتصاد بهداشت، قطب علمی آموزش الکترونیکی پیشرفته در علوم پزشکی، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی شیراز، شیراز، ایران
6- استادیار مرکز تحقیقات مدل سازی در سلامت، پژوهشکده آینده پژوهی در سلامت، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کرمان، کرمان، ایران , mbarooni@kmu.ac.ir
Abstract:   (251 Views)
Background and Aim:  Hospital as an economic entity, should utilize economic analysis for the optimal use of resources and production facilities. The aim of this study was to estimate the production function of Ahvaz University of Medical Sciences during the period 2006-2014.
Materials and Methods: This study was a descriptive cross-sectional analysis. The Data were collected during a period of 9 years in 7 hospitals in Ahvaz. The dependent variable in this study was the number of hospital admissions as the production level and the explanatory variables, including nurses, physicians, staffs, and the number of beds. To determine and specify the form of subordinated Cobb - Douglas production function was used. Data analysis and econometric model was estimated using STATA11. 
Results: Research findings showed 0.28 elasticity for the physicians, elasticity for  nurses, number of beds , outpatient reception and other staffs were 0.10, 0.95, 0.30 and -0.11 respectively. In other words, the most production in these hospitals was dependent on the number of beds. It was an economic activity that consumed a lot of capital. The sum of the coefficients of the production function was 0.88 and the return to the scale was downward.
Conclusion: The findings of this study showed that hospital beds have great importance in increasing production. Therefore, the rate of active bed occupancy in these hospitals is high and has the largest role in the production of hospitals or the number of inpatient discharge. 
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Hospital Managment
Received: 2017/08/15 | Accepted: 2017/08/15 | Published: 2017/08/15

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