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Understanding informal payments in health care: motivation of health workers in Tanzania

Published inHuman Resources for Health, vol. 7, 53
Publication date2009
Abstract

There is growing evidence that informal payments for health care are fairly common in many low- and middle-income countries. Informal payments are reported to have a negative consequence on equity and quality of care; it has been suggested, however, that they may contribute to health worker motivation and retention. Given the significance of motivation and retention issues in human resources for health, a better understanding of the relationships between the two phenomena is needed. This study attempts to assess whether and in what ways informal payments occur in Kibaha, Tanzania. Moreover, it aims to assess how informal earnings might help boost health worker motivation and retention.

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STRINGHINI, Silvia et al. Understanding informal payments in health care: motivation of health workers in Tanzania. In: Human Resources for Health, 2009, vol. 7, p. 53. doi: 10.1186/1478-4491-7-53
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