Revista de Saúde Pública
Print version ISSN 0034-8910
LOBO, Maria Stella de Castro; LINS, Marcos Pereira Estellita; SILVA, Angela Cristina Moreira da and FISZMAN, Roberto. Assessment of teaching-health care integration and performance in university hospitals. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 2010, vol.44, n.4, pp. 581-590. ISSN 0034-8910. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89102010000400001.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the performance and integration between the health care and teaching dimensions in Brazilian university hospitals. METHODS: A network data envelopment analysis (DEA) model was designed to measure the performance of federal university hospitals, which enables the relationship between the teaching and health care dimensions to be considered simultaneously. Data from the Ministry of Education Information System of University Hospitals, in the second semester of 2003, were used. Results of the network model were compared to those of classical DEA models to assess the advantages of the new methodological proposal. RESULTS: The efficiency of the hospitals assessed varied between 0.19 and 1.00 (mean = 0.54). The dimensional score showed that hospitals prioritize the gain in health care efficiency. It was observed that there was a need to double the number of medical students and increase the number of residents by 14% to obtain efficiency in the teaching dimension. CONCLUSIONS: The model was useful for both unit managers, aiming to integrate teaching and health care, and regulatory organizations, when defining policies and incentives.
Keywords : Teaching Care Integration Services; Internship and Residency [organization & administration]; Hospitals, University; Efficiency, Organizational; Hospital Administration; Data Envelopment Analysis.