Inequitable use of medical resources

Other Names:
Discriminatory use of health facilities
Restricted access to sophisticated medical equipment

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.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST