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Busted healthcare asks patients to pay up

This year Romanians are set to pay for healthcare at the point of entry - doctors and experts criticise the new system, which aims to bring in more cash to the bankrupt state sector. Analysis by Ana Maria Nitoi

May 2010 - From the Print Edition

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Romania’s Ministry of Health is putting the final touches to a new system of patient payments, which it hopes will bring more cash to the healthcare system and discourage bribe-taking among medical staff.
Users of the public healthcare system will have to pay a personal contribution to medical services at the point of entry in the system.
This co-payment system is delayed from its proposed implementation in September 2009 and did not have a clear launch date as we went to press - alth...

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