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African Journal of Economic Policy

Analysis of determinants of public hospitals efficiency in Cameroon

Authors: NAS Bertrand, F Sikod

Journal: African Journal of Economic Policy

The study analysed the determinants of the efficiency of public health establishments in Cameroon. The Data Envelopment Analysis model was used and sources of inefficiency were analysed using a censored Tobit model. We noted that more than half of the public health establishments analysed: district hospitals, district health and integrated health centres covered, revealed a pure technical inefficiency. Further, the inefficiency of Cameroonian public health establishments was explained by the occupation rate of hospital beds, corruption, the cost of health care and the degree of specialisation. Keywords : Public hospitals, Data envelopment analysis model, Efficiency, Tobit censored