The caped crusader, Adamsmithee , points us to an incredible and rather sad piece of research from our World Bank colleagues Jishnu Das and Jeffrey Hammer . Looking at doctors in Delhi, they conclude:
Under-qualified private sector doctors, even though they know less, provide better care on average than their better-qualified counterparts in the public sector.
The public sector doctors didn't bother to take the time needed for a proper diagnosis. Training does help, it seems, but not nearly as much as keen incentives.