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Table 1 Descriptive statistics used in the estimation of technical efficiency

From: Efficacy of a numerical value of a fixed-effect estimator in stochastic frontier analysis as an indicator of hospital production structure

  Weighted number of inpatients Number of physicians Number of beds HSMR
Mean 2528.67 108 600 1.180
S.D. 1618.40 64 294 0.315
Maximum 7043.48 266 1475 2.243
Minimum 15.40 16 130 0.549
  1. The data we used in the TFEM is a balanced panel dataset collected between 2005 and 2007 from 127 hospitals. The sample hospitals had an average of 600 beds, which is a relatively large number for Japanese hospitals.