Informal payments in transitional economies: implications for health sector reform.



Thompson, Robin and Witter, Sophie (2000) Informal payments in transitional economies: implications for health sector reform. International journal of health planning and management, 15 (3). pp. 169-187. ISSN 0749-6753

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Abstract

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union increasing evidence is emerging of informal payments by patients for health care services that are officially free. There is little information, however, on the characteristics of these payments and the effect that they have on health care reform initiatives. This paper examines these issues and concludes that the endemic and complex nature of such payments suggests that a range of policy tools are necessary to address the negative features of informal payments in those countries undergoing transition

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: informal payments;transitional economies;health reform
Divisions: School of Health Sciences > The Institute for International Health and Development
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2012 11:03
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 12:59
URI: http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2816

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