Award Date

1-1-1991

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Economics

First Committee Member

Djeto Assane

Number of Pages

60

Abstract

This study estimates economies of scale for the provision of health care in college and university student health centers. Services at student health centers are available for approximately 10 million of the students enrolled in 1,500 institutions of higher learning in the United States. Estimated costs of these services is greater than {dollar}1 billion annually. A translog cost function is employed to analyze data from a random sample of 80 American College Health Association member institutions across the country. The results indicate that there are economies of scale in the production of student health care at levels of output up to the vicinity of 85 to 92 student visits on average per day, and diseconomies of scale thereafter.

Keywords

Analysis; Centers; College; Econometric; Economies; Health; Scale; Students; University

Controlled Subject

Economics; Public health; Health services administration

File Format

pdf

File Size

1085.44 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/geqd-q9qh


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