Money for nothing: The dire straits of medical practice in Delhi, India [An article from: Journal of Development Economics] Reviews

Money for nothing: The dire straits of medical practice in Delhi, India [An article from: Journal of Development Economics]

This digital document is a journal article from Journal of Development Economics, published by Elsevier in 2007. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Media Library immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

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The quality of medical care received by patients varies for two reasons: differences in doctors’ competence or differences in doctors’ practice. Using medical vignettes, we evaluated competence for a sample of doctors in Delhi. One month later, we observed the same doctors in their practice. We find three patterns in the data. First, doctors do less than what they know they should do. Second, the more competent the doctor, the greater the effort exerted

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