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Plan to control gifts given to Romanian doctors

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7094.1569f (Published 31 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1569
  1. Tudor Toma
  1. Iasi, Romania

    A proposed new law would force Romanian doctors to declare and pay taxes on all gifts received from patients. The move comes as a number of doctors are under investigation for bribery.

    In Romania patients traditionally offer presents to doctors. These can be anything from sweets to money, and the value varies according to the procedure carried out and to …

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