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Can doctors be replaced? Evaluating incentives and performance of different cadres of primary health care providers in rural India PDF Print

The lack of adequate human resources, in terms of quality and quantity, in rural areas to deliver healthcare is an issue of great concern in the Indian public health system. This study aims at evaluating incentives offered to, and the performance of different cadres of primary health care providers in rural India, especially in the state of Chhattisgarh. The study uses quantitative and qualitative methods, and through its findings, provides new policy directions for the recruitment and retention of health workers in rural health facilities. It aims to achieve the above by documenting incentives offered by states in India to recruit and retain different cadres of health workers at rural health facilities; comparing the performance of PHCs headed by AYUSH (Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) physicians, contractual doctors and paramedical staff with those run by regularized government medical doctors in Chhattisgarh.

Principal Investigator: Krishna D. Rao
Project Duration: 2010
Last Modified : January 27, 2011, 10:27 am