Is worker effort higher in church-based than in government health facilities?
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Original versionBergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 10 no. 11) 4 p.
A study of diagnostic effort documents low worker effort in both churchbased and government health facilities. Despite a strong perception among patients about good medical quality in church-based health clinics, health workers in these clinics do not ask more history taking questions or undertake more examinations. Effort levels are so low in both sectors that there is a real danger of inaccurate diagnoses and mismanagement. However, health workers in church-based facilities are more polite and communicate more with the patients about the diagnoses.