A Discussion on the Impact of the Integration and Splitting Models on the Operational Efficiency of Medical Centers in Taiwan
Integration and splitting are business strategies commonly used by enterprise. This study discusses the impact of the integration and splitting of hospitals from the point of view of efficiency. After using super CCR and context-dependent CCR to assess the performance in various cases, this study finds that the average efficiency of the subsidiary hospitals has been improved after the integration of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. However, the integration has no significant impact on the efficiency of Chang Gung Memorial hospital itself. Chi Mei Medical Center has improved its efficiency after splitting while the efficiency of Chung Shan Hospital after splitting is worse. Hospital integration should be based on functional complementation, and hospital splitting depends on whether the organizational structure can effectively distribute the current resources to achieve efficient operational performance.
C. K. Wei "A Discussion on the Impact of the Integration and Splitting Models on the Operational Efficiency of Medical Centers in Taiwan", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 284-287, pp. 3622-3626, 2013