Professor Sten Malmquist constructed the Malmquist quantity index and in doing so developed a distance function defined on a consumption space. This function is the consumer analog to the Shephard input distance function of producers and is used in ratio form to define the quantity index. This volume contains new contributions based on Malmquist's work nearly 50 years ago and provides modern perspectives on the value of this research.Their results indicate considerable variation in efficiency change among the 17 hospitals in their sample, and the technical ... They found that changes in efficiency are small both over time and groups, so that productivity change is mainlyanbsp;...
|Title||:||Index Numbers: Essays in Honour of Sten Malmquist|
|Author||:||Rolf Färe, Shawna Grosskopf, R. Robert Russell|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06|