Ghost doctors: absenteeism in Bangladeshi health facilities

Abstract

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.

Citation

World Bank Economic Review (2004) 18: 423-441 [doi:10.1093/wber/lhh047]

Ghost doctors: absenteeism in Bangladeshi health facilities

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