Ocena efektywności systemów ochrony zdrowia w wybranych krajach Unii Europejskiej z wykorzystaniem podejścia nieparametrycznego
The purpose of this article is assessment of the health care system efficiency in the European Union. To estimate the efficiency the Data Envelopment Analysis method was used. Data was collected from OECD data base and the period of 1998 – 2005 was finally analyzed. The research covers 18 health care systems in EU. The results show the average efficiency of analyzed health care systems increased and the average efficiency of the Polish health care system seems to be closed to the average efficiency of analyzed health care systems. Moreover, insurance type of health care systems are more efficient than national health service type of health care systems.