Most Romanians gave money or presents to the medical personnel, mainly from their own will, finds a survey called ‘The truth about Romania,’ conducted by INSCOP Research.
Asked if they ever gave money or presents to the medical personnel, 63 pc of Romanian gave an affirmative answer, 32 pc a negative one and 5 pc do not know or do not want to answer.Among those who said they gave money or presents, 66.6 pc say they did it from their own initiative, 31.4 pc were asked to do so, 2 pc are non-answers.More than half of subjects (57.6 pc) consider that, if they want quality treatment, they must pay the physician and 42.4 pc reject this idea.
Moreover, 49.4 pc believe that the medical system is among the most seriously affected by corruption, while 50.6 pc think the situation is not different from other public systems.
The poll was conducted by INSCOP Research at the order of Adevarul newspaper during April 20-28, on 1,050 subjects which form a representative lot for the population of Romania that is 18 years old, and older. The error margin is +/-3 pc, at a confidence rate of 95 pc, with the sample being of a multi-layer, probabilistic type.