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The Quality of Medical Advice in Low-Income Countries


Jishnu Das


World Bank - Development Economics Research Group (DECRG); World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

Jeffrey S. Hammer


Princeton University - Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

Kenneth L. Leonard


University of Maryland

January 1, 2008

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4501

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This paper provides an overview of recent work on quality measurement of medical care and its correlates in four low and middle-income countries-India, Indonesia, Tanzania, and Paraguay. The authors describe two methods-testing doctors and watching doctors-that are relatively easy to implement and yield important insights about the nature of medical care in these countries. The paper discusses the properties of these measures, their correlates, and how they may be used to evaluate policy changes. Finally, the authors outline an agenda for further research and measurement.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 38

Keywords: Health Monitoring & Evaluation, Health Systems Development & Reform, Gender and Health, Health Economics & Finance, Disease Control & Prevention

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Date posted: February 8, 2008  

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Das, Jishnu and Hammer, Jeffrey S. and Leonard, Kenneth L., The Quality of Medical Advice in Low-Income Countries (January 1, 2008). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Series, Vol. , pp. -, 2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1089272

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Jishnu Das (Contact Author)
World Bank - Development Economics Research Group (DECRG) ( email )
1818 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20433
United States
HOME PAGE: http://econ.worldbank.org/staff/jdas
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
1818 H. Street, N.W.
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Washington, DC 20433
United States
Jeffrey S. Hammer
Princeton University - Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs ( email )
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544-1021
United States
Kenneth L. Leonard
University of Maryland ( email )
Symmons Hall, Rm 2200
College Park, MD 20742-5535
United States
HOME PAGE: http://faculty.arec.umd.edu/kleonard/
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