Diagnosing Corruption in Healthcare
Transparency International’s Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Programme’s Diagnosing corruption in healthcare takes a broad look at health systems across the globe and identifies 8 areas highly vulnerable to corruption:
- Health system governance
- Health system regulation
- Research and development
- Product distribution and storage
- Financial and workforce management
- Delivery of healthcare services
As part of this research TI-PHP interviewed a series of health experts and anti-corruption specialists. Some went as far as to argue that the whole system is broken, as multiple individuals, companies and groups involved in healthcare are placing their private self-interests over wider public health goals.
One expert told of a case where a doctor in America was falsely prescribing chemotherapy to patients in order to pocket millions of dollars of fake claims. In too many instances this dramatically decreased the quality of life for patients beyond treatment, and even resulted in deaths.
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- Report published: Oct 2016