Ghost Doctors: Absenteeism in Bangladeshi Health Facilities

@inproceedings{Chaudhury2003GhostDA,
  title={Ghost Doctors: Absenteeism in Bangladeshi Health Facilities},
  author={Nazmul Chaudhury and Jeffrey S. Hammer},
  year={2003}
}
The authors report on a study in which unannounced visits were made to health clinics in Bangladesh with the intention of discovering what fraction of medical professionals were present at their assigned post. This survey represents the first attempt to quantify the extent of the problem on a nationally representative scale. Nationwide the average number of vacancies over all types of providers in rural health centers is 26 percent. Regionally, vacancy rates (unfilled posts) are generally… CONTINUE READING

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