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Mehrolhassani M, Goudarzi R, Yazdi Feyzabadi V, Pourhosseini S, Darvishi A. Performance Assessment and Productivity Measurement in Educational Sector of Iranian Medical Sciences Universities Using Data Envelopment Analysis and Malmquist Index. irje. 2019; 14 :50-59
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1- Associate Professor in Health Services Management, Health Services Management Research Center, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
2- Assistant Professor in Health Economics, Modeling in Health Research Center, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
3- Assistant Professor in Health Policy, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
4- MSc in Health Services Management, Health Services Management Research Center, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
5- PhD Student in Health Economics, Students’ Scientific Research Center (SSRC), Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (2412 Views)
Background and Objectives: The higher education system plays an important role in the socio-economic development of the country due to its mission in training the required human resources. Therefore, performance evaluation of different sectors of higher education is of great importance. The present study was conducted to evaluate the educational efficiency and productivity changes of Iranian medical sciences universities.
Methods: This descriptive study was conducted in 2011, 2014, and 2017 to evaluating the performance of 43 Iranian medical universities using Data Envelopment Analysis and output oriented approach. In addition, productivity changes were measured using the Malmquist index. For this purpose, Deap 2.1 software was used. The Anderson Patterson Model and EMS software were also used to rate the units accurately.
Results: The average educational efficiency of medical universities was 0.97 in the study years. The average total productivity based on the Malmquist Index was 1.05, and educational productivity of the universities showed an average growth of 5% over the study years. This growth was 1% from 2011 to 2014 and 10% from 2011 to 2017.
Conclusion: The results of the study showed the acceptable efficiency of the education sector of Iranian medical sciences universities. Moreover, a positive increasing trend was observed in the productivity of the education sector during the study years. Further research using quality and quantity measures are necessary to assess the educational performance of medical universities more accurately.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Epidemiology
Received: 2019/01/20 | Accepted: 2019/01/20 | Published: 2019/01/20

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