This paper analyses the system of financial and non-financial incentives underlying job preferences of doctors in Bangladesh who work both in government health services and in private practice. The study is based on a survey of 100 government-employed doctors with private practice, across different levels of care and geographical areas. In-depth interviews were carried out in a sub-sample of 28 respondents. The study explores the beliefs and attitudes towards the arrangements of joint private/public practice, establishes profiles of fee levels and earnings and examines the options to change the incentive system in a way that ensures an increased involvement of dual job holding practitioners in the priority areas of care.
Gruen, R.; Anwar, R.; Begum, T.; Killingsworth, J.; Normand, C. Dual job-holding practitioners in Bangladesh: an exploration. Science and Medicine (2002) 54 (2) 267-279. [DOI: 10.1016/S0277-9536(01)00026-0]