Impacts of Bribery in Healthcare in Vietnam

Midori Matsushima, Hiroyuki Yamada

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This study explores how bribery in the health sector is associated with people’s well-being and with universal health coverage. By using the data of Vietnam from 2011 and 2012, this study reveals a negative correlation between the prevalence of bribery and health outcomes and the health insurance coverage. Additionally, the results indicate that bribers feel neither cured of injury/disease nor satisfied with healthcare service quality. Furthermore, there is a significantly negative correlation between the belief of the necessity to give a bribe and the health insurance enrolment decision.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1479-1498
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Development Studies
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 2
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development


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