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

Lewis, Maureen.
Health Aff (Millwood); 26(4): 984-97, 2007 Jul-Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-17630441
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 accountability for public health care providers, and a role for communities in holding providers accountable.
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