African traditional healers and outcome-contingent contracts in health care
AbstractTraditional Healers are a source of health care for which Africans have always paid and even with the expansion of modern medicine healers are still popular. This paper advances the unique view that traditional healers neither possess supernatural power nor do they take advantage of their clients: They use important elements of their pratice to credibly deliver unobservable medical effort and therefore high quality care.
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Volume (Year): 71 (2003)
Issue (Month): 1 (June)
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- Leonard, K.L., 2000. "African Traditional Healers and Outcome-Contingent Contracts in Health Care," Discussion Papers 2000_03, Columbia University, Department of Economics.
- H10 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - General
- D80 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - General
- I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets
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