The efficiency of nursing home chains

John L. Fizel, Thomas S. Nunnikhoven

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Data envelopment analysis is used to estimate technical efficiency in for-profit independent and for-profit chain nursing homes. The empirical findings suggest, ceteris paribus, that significant multiplant economies exist. Thus, the growth of chain ownership may offer promise for an industry hampered by rapidly rising costs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-55
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Economics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics and Econometrics

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