Doctors tend to under diagnose and over medicate why

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Unformatted text preview: or are unwilling to sacrifice small amounts of money for bed nets, clean water, or deworming, does this mean they do not care about health care? ì༎  Evidence suggests this is not the case. In fact survey results indicate that health is a major source of worry for poor individuals. ì༎  The average poor household spends up to 5% of its monthly budget on health care. ì༎  When faced with health crisis, the poor will cut spending, sell assets, or borrow. Why Aren’t These Technologies Used More? ì༎  Money for Nothing ì༎  The poor oXen spend their money on expensive cures rather than cheap preven?on ì༎  The poor mostly shun the free public health care clinics ì༎  A large percentage of private doctors are unqualified ì༎  In fact several studies show that a majority of doctors are incompetent. ì༎  Doctors tend to under diagnose and over medicate. Why Aren’t These Technologies Used More? ì༎  Are Governments to Blame? ì༎  High absenteeism rates and low mo?va?on among government health providers are certainly two reasons we do not see more preven?ve care being delivered ì༎  A study showed that public clinics were closed 56% of the ?me in Udaipur ì༎  The World Bank found absenteeism to be 35% in Bangladesh, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Peru, and Uganda ì༎  The real problem is that the absences tend to be unpredictable. ì༎  Government health officials do not treat their pa?ents par?cularly well Understanding Health- Seeking Behavior ì༎  Does Free Mean Worthless? ì༎  People may be more likely to use something paid a lot for ì༎  There is not much evidence to support the idea people use things less because they got them for free ì༎  Faith? ì༎  In the developed world we have faith that doctors’ prescrip?ons/ diagnosis are right. Does the developing world have the same faith? ì༎  In the developing world there is a belief that medicine must be injected ì༎  It is difficult to draw a link between immuniza?on and disease. Understanding Health- Seeking Behavior ì༎  Weak Beliefs and Necessity of Hope ì༎  It is important to do something even if you are not fixing the problem ì༎  The poor spend less on chronic diseases ì༎  Real doctors can do very lidle for HIV/AIDS so why not try tradi?onal healers. ì༎  New Year’s Resolu0ons ì༎  We have trouble s?cking to New Year’s resolu?ons ì༎  Delay small costs un?l tomorrow ì༎  Nudging or Convincing? ì༎  The poor cannot be convinced of the benefits of immuniza?on, otherwise they would do it. The View From the Couch ì༎  We take a lot for granted (clean water, sewage, etc). ì༎  We do not have to draw upon our self- control. Major Diseases ì...
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