The Quality of Medical Advice in Low-Income Countries

38 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2016  

Jishnu Das

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

Date Written: January 1, 2008

Abstract

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.

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

Suggested Citation

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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1089272

Jishnu Das (Contact Author)

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Jeffrey S. Hammer

Princeton University - Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs ( email )

Princeton University
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Kenneth L. Leonard

University of Maryland ( email )

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University of Maryland
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United States

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