The efficiency of the health system in South Africa: Evidence from stochastic frontier analysis

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Abstract

The availability of increased resources and the lack of parallel improvement in health status have renewed interest on health system performance, particularly where progress towards the Millennium Development Goals has been slow. Since the political transition in 1994, South Africa has consistently invested over eight of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on health, but so far returns remain uneven, with some localities delivering lower outcomes than others, even when they have comparable input levels.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1003-1010
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Economics
Volume45
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Gross domestic product
Millennium Development Goals
South Africa
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Health status
Political transition
Locality
Stochastic frontier analysis
Health

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