Problem

Inequitable use of medical resources

Other Names:
Discriminatory use of health facilities
Restricted access to sophisticated medical equipment
Incidence:
In the formerly socialist economies, where governments have historically been responsible for both the financing and the delivery of free health care, there is apparent equity but, in reality, better-off consumers make informal out-of-pocket payments to get better care: about 25 percent of health costs in Romania and 20 percent in Hungary, for example, are under-the-table payments for pharmaceuticals and gratuities to health care providers.
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
22.06.2018 – 21:06 CEST