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dc.contributor.authorOrdu, Muhammed
dc.contributor.authorKirli Akin, Hediye
dc.contributor.authorDemir, Eren
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-04T11:00:02Z
dc.date.available2021-05-04T11:00:02Z
dc.date.issued2021-05-02
dc.identifier.citationOrdu , M , Kirli Akin , H & Demir , E 2021 , ' Healthcare Systems and Covid-19: Lessons to be Learnt from Efficient Countries ' , The International Journal of Health Planning and Management . https://doi.org/10.1002/hpm.3187
dc.identifier.issn1099-1751
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 25084490
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 7487cfbf-c412-4e1c-b7dd-6593656b5438
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85105019935
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/24375
dc.description© 2021 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is the accepted manuscript version of an article which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/hpm.3187
dc.description.abstractBackground: The novel coronavirus is rapidly spreading over the world and puts the health systems of countries under intense pressure. High hospitalization levels due to the pandemic outbreak have caused the intensive care units to work above capacity. Purpose: A Data envelopment analysis (DEA) based modelling approach was developed to evaluate the effectiveness of regions (i.e. city, country or clinical commissioning groups) against the pandemic outbreak. The objective is to enable related authorities better manage the struggle against the outbreak and put in place the emergency action plans immediately. Methodology/Approach: DEA method was used to measure the efficiency scores of countries. Super efficiency DEA method was also applied to countries based on the level of efficiencies they have achieved. Sixteen countries were selected that have been facing with Covid19 pandemic outbreak for at least five consecutive weeks after their 100th confirmed case. Results: A total of 80 DEA models were developed, i.e. 16 DEA models for each week. The percentage of efficient countries decreased dramatically over time, from 43.75% in the first week to 25% in the fifth week. Unlike most European countries, China and South Korea increased their effectiveness after first week of implementing all the necessary measures. Conclusion: This study sheds light into better understanding the effectiveness of policies adopted by countries and their management strategy in dealing with Covid-19 pandemic. Our model will enable political leaders to identify inadequate policies as quickly as possible and learn from their peers for more effective decisions.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofThe International Journal of Health Planning and Management
dc.titleHealthcare Systems and Covid-19: Lessons to be Learnt from Efficient Countriesen
dc.contributor.institutionHertfordshire Business School
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dc.date.embargoedUntil2022-05-02
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