Bribes for medical care in Romania

In hospitals in Romania, patients are forced to pay bribes of up to 5,000 Euros ($6,500) to receive a brain surgery and up to 100 Euros to get an appendix removed.

In total, the World Health Organization estimates that up to $360 Million a year is paid out in “informal payments” for medical procedures in Romania.

(Price of bribes paid around the world.)


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  1. Source: Dan Bilefsky, “In Romania, bribery is a health problem,” New York Times, November 3, 2009.

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