Efficiency of health system units in Africa: A data envelopment analysis
Kirigia, Joses Muthuri
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This is the first book of its kind on application of the data envelopment analysis technique to examine the efficiency of health system decision-making units in Africa. It interlaces lecture notes with research articles and case studies to equip students and practitioners of economics, operations research, management science, and public health with knowledge and skills for undertaking technical efficiency, allocative efficiency, cost efficiency, and total factor productivity analyses. The author, Dr. JM Kirigia is a senior health economist with the World Health Organization (WHO), Regional Office for Africa, Brazzaville, Congo. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of York, UK; a postgraduate diploma in Health Economics from the Tromso University, Norway; and M.A. (Economics) and Bachelor of Education degrees from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. He has worked as Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of the masters programme in health economics at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.