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Corruption in healthcare: a problem in Germany, too

Christiane Fischer

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2014.028


According to Transparency International, corruption is “the abuse of entrusted power for private gain”. In many parts of Latin America, Africa and Asia, corruption is associated with healthcare in the daily life of patients, as well as routines in all types of hospitals. In the developing world, this crude corruption is felt at every moment in life: patients are often (well) treated or even allowed to see a doctor only if they pay a bribe. Money is directly and openly paid to all kinds of players in the health system: to doctors, hospitals, nurses, or administrative staff.

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