The inequity of informal payments for health care: the case of Hungary.

@article{Szende2006TheIO,
  title={The inequity of informal payments for health care: the case of Hungary.},
  author={Agota Szende and Anthony Culyer},
  journal={Health policy},
  year={2006},
  volume={75 3},
  pages={262-71}
}
As in most countries of Central and Eastern Europe, informal payments have been a characteristic feature of the Hungarian health care system both during and since the demise of Soviet type socialist rule. Although informal payments continue to be so characteristic in the region, little empirical evidence exists on their scope or working. As far as equity is concerned, it has sometimes been suggested that physicians play a 'Robin Hood' role and subsidise the poor at the expense of the rich. With… CONTINUE READING

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