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Defending the active recruitment of health workers: a response to commentators
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    Quantitative analyses, ethical quandaries, and policy debates: A rejoinder

    Javier Hidalgo's response[1] to my commentary[2] was unsatisfactory and is likely to mislead the readership of JME. First, biomedical journals often discourage authors from citing unpublished studies. After reading Hidalgo's response, one can see the wisdom of that rule. He quotes several incorrect assertions made by Michael Clemens in 2007 in an unpublished paper[3] about my article with Frederic Docquier.[4]

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