Application Of Structural Econometrics Model in the Health Care System to Describe Relationships Among Variables in the System

Abdul Rahman, Rosmanjawati and Kamil, Anton Abdulbasah (2005) Application Of Structural Econometrics Model in the Health Care System to Describe Relationships Among Variables in the System. In: IRCMSA 2005 PROCEEDINGS : Proceedings of the 1st IMT-GT Regional Conference on Mathematics Statistics and Their Applications, 13 - 15 June 2005, Parapat, Lake Toba, North Sumatera, Indonesia.

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    Abstract

    In this paper we applied structural econometrics model into the health care system to show the interdependence between variables and to describe the relationships among them. We used two-stage least squares (2SLS) method to estimate the model parameters and the results showed three main situations. First we found that the number of the registered patients have a positive relation on the mean duration of stay in hospital, the rate of the using of beds and the mean duration of empty beds whereas it shows negative relation on total patient days. Secondly, it shows that the rate of the using of beds is positively related with the mean of occupied beds per day and the mean duration of empty beds whereas it is negatively related with total of patient days. Finally, we also find that the rate of the using of beds is positively related with the mean of occupied beds per day and the mean duration of empty beds whereas it is negatively related with total of patient days. The findings play as a beginning and a guide line to us to study more about health care system in Malaysia as health care system come under increasing pressure to provide fair and equitable care to all patients.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
    Q Science > QA Mathematics
    H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
    Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Sains Matematik (School of Mathematical Sciences)
    Depositing User: ARKM Al Rashid Automasi
    Date Deposited: 16 May 2008 11:43
    Last Modified: 13 Jul 2013 08:34
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/121

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