Abstract—This study used Malmquist Productivity Index and
Bilateral Model to investigate the performance of productivity
of the DOH (Department of Health)-affiliated in Taiwan in
chronological order. The results showed that most of the
DOH-affiliated hospitals experienced a progress in efficiency
performance, technological transformation, and overall
productivity from 2005 to 2006. However, there was a regress in
all of them from 2006 to 2007. The reduction in production
technology was mainly affected by NHI policies and the change
in the management system of the DOH. However, according to
the two-year comparison, there was still a progress in 2007,
compared with that in 2005. Moreover, there was no significant
difference in the operational efficiency between the two regional
alliance systems divided by the DOH.
Index Terms—Malmquist productivity index, bilateral model , DOH-affiliated hospitals.
Ching-Kuo Wei is with the Oriental Institute of Technology, New Taipei City, Taiwan. (e-mail: fl003@ mail.oit.edu.tw).
Cite:Ching-Kuo Wei, "Chronological Comparison on Productivity for the Assessment of the Department of Health -Affiliated Hospitals in Taiwan – Application of Malmquist Productivity Index," International Journal of Machine Learning and Computing vol.2, no. 6, pp. 817-821, 2012.