Governance and Corruption in Public Health Care Systems
AbstractWhat factors affect health care delivery in the developing world? Anecdotal evidence of lives cut tragically short and the loss of productivity due to avoidable diseases is an area of salient concern in global health and international development. This working paper looks at factual evidence to describe the main challenges facing health care delivery in developing countries, including absenteeism, corruption, informal payments, and mismanagement. The author concludes that good governance is important in ensuring effective health care delivery, and that returns to investments in health are low where governance issues are not addressed.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Center for Global Development in its series Working Papers with number 78.
Length: 57 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2006
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governance; corruption; health care; disease; absenteeism;
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- H0 - Public Economics - - General
- O0 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - General
- I1 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2006-08-19 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2006-08-19 (Development)
- NEP-HEA-2006-08-19 (Health Economics)
- NEP-LTV-2006-08-19 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
- NEP-PBE-2006-08-19 (Public Economics)
- NEP-REG-2006-08-19 (Regulation)
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