About a quarter of patients in Lithuanian hospitals confess to having given the bribe to the doctors (in money or presents), reports ELTA.
The patients’ attitude towards the bribes remains more negative than positive, though.
The data, presented by the Baltic Survey, was delivered by the Minister of Health Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis at the health breakfast for the journalists on Oct. 24.
Twenty-six percent of people confessed to having given a bribe to a doctor - 21 percent gave money, while 5 percent gave presents.
This process has not significantly changed within the past year. In 2012, 25 percent of people confessed to having given a bribe - 6 percent gave presents, while the others gave money.