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Type Journal Article - Health Affairs
Title Informal payments and the financing of health care In developing and transition countries
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Volume 26
Issue 4
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2007
URL http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/26/4/984.full
Abstract
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. \n\n\n

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