Efficiency Analysis of Chicago Health Corps Members' Community Health Service Program using Data Envelopment Analysis

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160805
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Presentation
Title:
Efficiency Analysis of Chicago Health Corps Members' Community Health Service Program using Data Envelopment Analysis
Abstract:
Efficiency Analysis of Chicago Health Corps Members' Community Health Service Program using Data Envelopment Analysis
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2009
Author:Lee, Seonah
P.I. Institution Name:University of Illinois at Chicago
Contact Address:845 S Damen Ave., Chicago, IL, 60612, USA
Contact Telephone:312-413-1059
Co-Authors:C. Park, B.J. McElmurry, S. Lee, College of nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL;
Background: There has been lack development of means to monitor the detailed activities of volunteer AmeriCorps members due to the misconception of volunteerism in the society. Every year overall service goals for each program site were given from the National Health Corps in spite of the high dependency of local and member characteristics in shaping the program performances. The lack of monitoring tools hinder establishing the annual goals for each site before the service program starts and planning each member's activities to achieve the goals. To alleviate these difficulties, this study will demonstrate the usefulness of a efficiency evaluation measure using the existing database to improve the efficiency of health service delivery and monitoring.Data & Methods: Total number of activities and total hours spent by type of service by member were estimated from the database of 2008. With the estimated total activities for the input, output was defined as total number of program service recipients within the communities by the types of service (health promotion, access to care, community empowerment). The DEA (Data Envelop Analysis) as one efficiency analysis methods for multiple inputs and outputs was employed to measure each worker's efficiency in terms of health service delivery to the target communities. Results: Among the 14 workers 8 were identified as efficient in terms of providing diverse health services to the community people. With the input (type of service activities and time used for the activities) adjustments as the DEA results recommended, 52,829 people can receive the service 35% higher than the actual output 39,227. The input adjustments for the higher service levels are possible through removing excess input resources and activities. The service can be increased as 1.5 times of access to health service, 1.1 times of community empowerment and 1.4 times of health education service. Conclusions and Implications: This study demonstrated the DEA is a significant tool for program managers & policy makers to monitor detailed activity plans at member level in connection with the overall annual goals. The detailed activity plans of service input and outcomes can make the health service program more efficient and socially cost-effective.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEfficiency Analysis of Chicago Health Corps Members' Community Health Service Program using Data Envelopment Analysisen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160805-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Efficiency Analysis of Chicago Health Corps Members' Community Health Service Program using Data Envelopment Analysis</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lee, Seonah</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Illinois at Chicago</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">845 S Damen Ave., Chicago, IL, 60612, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">312-413-1059</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">slee230@uic.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">C. Park, B.J. McElmurry, S. Lee, College of nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: There has been lack development of means to monitor the detailed activities of volunteer AmeriCorps members due to the misconception of volunteerism in the society. Every year overall service goals for each program site were given from the National Health Corps in spite of the high dependency of local and member characteristics in shaping the program performances. The lack of monitoring tools hinder establishing the annual goals for each site before the service program starts and planning each member's activities to achieve the goals. To alleviate these difficulties, this study will demonstrate the usefulness of a efficiency evaluation measure using the existing database to improve the efficiency of health service delivery and monitoring.Data &amp; Methods: Total number of activities and total hours spent by type of service by member were estimated from the database of 2008. With the estimated total activities for the input, output was defined as total number of program service recipients within the communities by the types of service (health promotion, access to care, community empowerment). The DEA (Data Envelop Analysis) as one efficiency analysis methods for multiple inputs and outputs was employed to measure each worker's efficiency in terms of health service delivery to the target communities. Results: Among the 14 workers 8 were identified as efficient in terms of providing diverse health services to the community people. With the input (type of service activities and time used for the activities) adjustments as the DEA results recommended, 52,829 people can receive the service 35% higher than the actual output 39,227. The input adjustments for the higher service levels are possible through removing excess input resources and activities. The service can be increased as 1.5 times of access to health service, 1.1 times of community empowerment and 1.4 times of health education service. Conclusions and Implications: This study demonstrated the DEA is a significant tool for program managers &amp; policy makers to monitor detailed activity plans at member level in connection with the overall annual goals. The detailed activity plans of service input and outcomes can make the health service program more efficient and socially cost-effective.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:10:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:10:57Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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