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What is the most important problem of the public health system in Romania? • “I was hospitalized with my sister, she had appendicitis. (…) Until I called my parents to come with money [for kickbacks] from home, they did not operate on her” (female, 25, student) • “I think the main problem of Romanian hospitals and the health system is that it has become a system for those with money; it is not a system for everyone anymore” (male, 30, employed) • “In the rural areas is terrible. There are maley places where there is no room [available] for a clinic [or doctor’s office]” (female, 27, employed) • “There are maley doctors that have private practices and are in the state system as well; the patient’s interest is disregarded in this case; on the contrary, patients are lured towards private practices” (male, 49, employed) 15

Changing the Future of Healthcare in Europe  
Changing the Future of Healthcare in Europe  

Study led by Fundația Stânga Democratică, the Foundation for European Progressive Studies and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Romania >>> A Leap Fo...

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