Use of standardised patients for healthcare quality research in low- and middle-income countries

The use of standardised patients (SPs)—people recruited from the local community to present the same case to multiple providers in a blinded fashion—is increasingly used to measure the quality of care in low-income and middle-income countries. This paper presents a conceptual framework for research designs and surveys that use this methodology. A toolkit and manual for implementing SP studies is included as a companion piece in the online supplement.


Kwan et al BMJ Global Health 2019.pdf (1.0 MB)

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