The goal of this Interactive Qualifying Project was to evaluate the Massachusetts health care reform of 2006 to determine its impact, if any, on the hospital level. Through background research of reforms in Canada and Taiwan, it was discovered that hospital efficiency is an aspect that may be influenced by health reform. The relative efficiency scores of 65 hospitals were calculated through the use of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). Significant positive change in efficiency was observed through Window Analysis, supporting the hypothesis. Through the use of multiple regression however, the hypothesis was disproved. Instead, the results suggested that the occupancy rate of hospitals was a significant factor.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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