Monday, March 09, 2009
Fee-for-service medicine in Romania
"Doctors and patients say the bribery follows a set of unwritten rules. The cost of bribes depends on the treatment, ranging from $127 for a straightforward appendix-removal operation to up to more than $6,370 for brain surgery. The suggested bribery prices are passed on by word of mouth, and are publicized on blogs and Web sites." Welcome to health care in Romania. The New York Times reports.
Posted by Carl at 12:02 PM