Informal payments and the financing of health care in developing and transition countries.

@article{Lewis2007InformalPA,
  title={Informal payments and the financing of health care in developing and transition countries.},
  author={Maureen Lewis},
  journal={Health affairs},
  year={2007},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={984-97}
}
Informal, under-the-table payments to public health care providers are increasingly viewed as a critically important source of health care financing in developing and transition countries. With minimal funding levels and limited accountability, publicly financed and delivered care falls prey to illegal payments, which require payments that can exceed 100 percent of a country's median income. Methods to address the abuse include establishing official fees, combined with improved oversight and… CONTINUE READING

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