Undercover careseekers: simulated clients in the study of health provider behavior in developing countries.

@article{Madden1997UndercoverCS,
  title={Undercover careseekers: simulated clients in the study of health provider behavior in developing countries.},
  author={Jeanne M. Madden and JonathanD. Quick and Dennis Ross-Degnan and Kumud Kumar Kafle},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={45 10},
  pages={
          1465-82
        }
}
The simulated client method (SCM) has been used for over 20 years to study health care provider behavior in a first-hand way while minimizing observation bias. In developing countries, it has proven useful in the study of physicians, drug retailers, and family planning services. In SCM, research assistants with fictitious case scenarios (or with stable conditions or a genuine interest in the services) visit providers and request their assistance. Providers are not aware that these clients are… CONTINUE READING
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