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Much health care in rural India comes from unqualified practitioners

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7446.975-b (Published 22 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:975
  1. Sanjay Kumar
  1. New Delhi

    Public and private healthcare facilities that purport to serve poor people in rural parts of India are increasingly catching the attention of researchers. A survey conducted by US researchers in Udaipur, Rajasthan, now provides hard data showing the nature of the availability of health care in rural India.

    The researchers, Dr Abhijit Banerjee and Dr Esther Duflo from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Dr Angus Deaton from Princeton University, all working under the aegis of the institute's Poverty Action Lab, found widespread symptoms of disease among thepeople surveyed.

    Given the …

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