Comparative analysis of international healthcare systems

John Wang, Ruiliang Yan, Peijun Guo

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Abstract

International comparisons of healthcare systems are usually performed using subjective methods available in the literature. As a result, it is difficult to obtain standard rankings for countries. A mathematical evaluation method based on the concept of Pareto-optimal organisation is proposed for this paper. The method is simple and uses a linear programming model. The weights for various measurements are chosen by an objective method and are standard. The method is illustrated with real data from a sample of OECD member countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-103
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Business and Systems Research
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2011

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Linear programming
Comparative analysis
Health care system
Evaluation method
International comparison
Ranking

Keywords

  • Healthcare systems
  • International comparison
  • Linear programming
  • Multiple objective decision making
  • Pareto optimisation

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