›› 2009, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (10): 1242-.

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Competitiveness evaluation of hospitals based on factor analysis

LIU Jun1, HE Meng-qiao2, LIU Xia3, CAO Jian-wen4   

  1. 1. Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200052, China;2. Research Center for Hospital Management, The Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200233, China
  • Online:2009-10-25 Published:2009-10-26


Objective To comprehensively evaluate the competitiveness of hospitals so as to provide objective referrences for the long-term development. Methods Competitiveness evaluation index system and evaluation model were established. Using related data of 2007, 16 hospitals nationwide were evaluated and factor scores and comprehensive scores were obtained by means of factor analysis. Results Four factors were extracted, which were "technical efficiency factor", "economic income factor", "sustainable development factor" and "resource allocation factor". All hospitals were ranked by each factor score and comprehensive score. Conclusion Each hospital has its advantages and disadvantages, therefore, hospital managers should constitute individual development strategy accordingly.

Key words: hospital, factor analysis, competitiveness evaluation

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