The cost of free healthcare: under-the-counter payments in Bulgaria.

Abstract

Recent political, social and economic changes in Bulgaria have led to increased demands on health services against a backdrop of falling government revenue. How can the health system make up this budgetary shortfall? What is the extent of ‘under-the-counter’ payments for healthcare? Would patients be prepared to pay formal user fees instead?

Citation

id21 Research Highlight, 12 February 2001

The cost of free healthcare: under-the-counter payments in Bulgaria.

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