Findings from a rapid review of literature on ghost workers in the health sector: towards improving detection and prevention
The problem of ghost workers in the health sector is an understudied phenomenon, yet the existence of this form of payroll fraud is a significant drain on public health and overall budgets in some countries, undercutting global and public health goals. This rapid review explores a selection of relevant research to identify types of payroll fraud related to the ghost worker problem, and analyses how the fraud triangle theory can help to explain the prevalence of ghost workers in the health sector.
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