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Efficacy of a numerical value of a fixed-effect estimator in stochastic frontier analysis as an indicator of hospital production structure

BMC Health Services Research201212:334

Received: 17 December 2011

Accepted: 21 September 2012

Published: 22 September 2012

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Original Submission
17 Dec 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
18 Apr 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - William Greene
8 Aug 2012 Author responded Author comments - Hiroyuki Kawaguchi
Resubmission - Version 2
8 Aug 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
27 Aug 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - William Greene
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
21 Sep 2012 Editorially accepted
22 Sep 2012 Article published 10.1186/1472-6963-12-334

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Authors’ Affiliations

Economics Faculty, Seijo University, Setagaya-ku, Japan
Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Japan
Department of Public Health, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan