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Table 1 Technical efficiency scores of the public hospitals categorized by hospital size and geographic location

From: Determinants of Technical Efficiency in Public Hospitals: The Case of Saudi Arabia

Hospital category Number of hospitals Average CRS Score (SD) Average VRS Score (SD) Average Scale Score (SD)
All Public hospitals 91 0.76 (0.23) 0.87 (0.18) 0.87 (0.18)
Hospitals categorized by size
 Large hospitals > = 500 beds 8 0.65 (0.27) 0.75 (0.3) 0.87 (0.13)
 Upper-medium hospitals: 300–499 beds 22 0.76 (0.19) 0.80 (0.19) 0.94 (0.07)
 Lower-medium hospitals: 200–299 beds 22 0.73 (0.25) 0.79 (0.19) 0.90 (0.18)
 Small hospitals: < 200 beds 39 0.79 (0.23) 0.96 (0.09) 0.82 (0.22)
Hospitals categorized by geographic location
 South region 22 0.75 (0.25) 0.89 (0.18) 0.83 (0.23)
 East region 8 0.80 (0.28) 0.85 (0.23) 0.90 (0.16)
 North region 17 0.75 (0.28) 0.84 (0.23) 0.90 (0.2)
 Central region 24 0.83 (0.18) 0.89 (0.16) 0.93 (0.10)
 West region 20 0.68 (0.2) 0.85 (0.17) 0.81 (0.17)
  1. Source: Alatawi et al., 2020 [18]