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Defining informal payments in healthcare: A systematic review

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  • Cherecheş, Răzvan M.
  • Ungureanu, Marius I.
  • Sandu, Petru
  • Rus, Ioana A.

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To explore the literature for the definitions of informal payments in healthcare and critically analyze the proposed definitions. This will serve in the process of getting to a coherent definition of informal payments, which will further support acknowledging and addressing them globally.

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  • Cherecheş, Răzvan M. & Ungureanu, Marius I. & Sandu, Petru & Rus, Ioana A., 2013. "Defining informal payments in healthcare: A systematic review," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 110(2), pages 105-114.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:110:y:2013:i:2:p:105-114
    DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2013.01.010
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