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How efficient are referral hospitals in Uganda? A data envelopment analysis and tobit regression approach

BMC Health Services ResearchBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:230

Received: 30 November 2015

Accepted: 24 June 2016

Published: 8 July 2016

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Original Submission
30 Nov 2015 Submitted Original manuscript
7 Dec 2015 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Shuangge Ma
5 Feb 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Obinna Onwujekwe
5 Mar 2016 Author responded Author comments - Paschal Nicholas Mujasi
Resubmission - Version 2
5 Mar 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 2
28 Mar 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Shuangge Ma
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
24 Jun 2016 Editorially accepted
8 Jul 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12913-016-1472-9

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Health Studies, Health Economist; Doctoral student, University of South Africa, College of Human Sciences, Pretoria, South Africa
Division of Health System Financing, Health Authority, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Department of Economics and Business; and Centre for Research in Health and Economics (CRES), Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain