Fight against COVID-19: a global efficiency evaluation based on contagion control and medical treatment

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

1 Department of Industrial Engineering, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran

2 Department of Industrial Engineering, Golpayegan University of Technology, Golpayegan, Iran

3 Department of Industrial Engineering, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad, Iran

Abstract

There have been several major global outbreaks during the past decades, with the latest being the worst. The COVID-19 pandemic has infected hundreds of thousands and killed thousands in the world affecting most countries in around the globe. Outbreak response management efficiency can have a major impact on the outcome of the pandemic. Therefore, in this paper, the performance of most seriously affected countries regarding contagion control and medical treatment of COVID-19 is evaluated using data envelopment analysis. The efficiency values are calculated based on the conditions of the countries and the number of confirmed cases in the first step in order to create a basis for analysis according to the contagion control. In the second step the performance evaluation is done considering the total number of confirmed cases, the death cases, and the recovered cases to evaluate the efficiency of medical treatment in the countries. The countries are also classified into four groups using area chart, and for each group, some suggestions and analyses are presented. The results show the performance of the countries regarding the contagion control and medical treatment.

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