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Improving the Quality of Care in Developing Countries

  • John, Peabody
  • Tauiwalo, Mario
  • Robalino, David
  • Frenk, Julio

Although the quantity rather than quality of health services has been the focus historically in developing countries, ample evidence suggests that quality of care (or the lack of it) must be at the center of every discussion about better health. This paper discusses the cost effectiveness of various interventions to improve the quality of care in developing countries.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 12252.

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Date of creation: 2004
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:12252
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