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Letters Corruption in medicine

An Italian initiative to prevent corruption in health and social care

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 15 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4595
  1. Luca De Fiore, volunteer supporter1,
  2. Vittorio De Micheli, volunteer supporter1,
  3. Massimo Brunetti, volunteer supporter1,
  4. Leonardo Ferrante, volunteer supporter1,
  5. Chiara Rivoiro, volunteer supporter1,
  6. Valentina Solfrini, volunteer supporter1,
  7. Giulia Corti, coordinating editor1,
  8. Nerina Dirindin, volunteer supporter1
  1. 1Illuminiamo la Salute Project, Corso Trapani 91/B, 10141 Torino, Italy
  1. gl.defiore{at}

Country profiles from the watchdog Transparency International show a high level of citizen reported corruption in Italy.1 The problem is associated with the activity of criminal organisations, such as the Mafia, N’drangheta, and Camorra, which originated in the south of the country but are now active across the whole nation. As in other countries, healthcare is particularly …

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