Clinical Trials

NCT IdNCT04833790
TitleWhat Drives Poor Care for Child Diarrhea: A Standardized Patient Experiment
ConditionChild Diarrhea
StudyTypeInterventional
OrganizationRAND
Sponsor/CollaboratorsRAND
StatusNot yet recruiting
GenderAll
AgeGroupAdult
Older Adult
Location (with distance)
  • Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Bangalore, India
DescriptionDiarrhea is the second leading cause of death for children around the world, although nearly all of these deaths could be prevented with an inexpensive and simple treatment: oral rehydration salts (ORS). Many children with diarrhea do not receive ORS when they seek treatment and this study uses a field experiment to examine why this occurs. We will use anonymous standardized patients combined with a randomized ORS supply intervention to isolate the causal effect of several potential reasons for why children do not receive ORS when they seek care: 1) caretakers prefer ORS alternatives, 2) providers have a financial incentives to prescribe ORS alternatives, and 3) ORS is often out of stock.