Do we drive the machine paying bribes?
Yes, but I think if the attitute of many doesnt change a few wont make a difference...Its a case of "well, they pay, they get better treatment" If everyone said no, then attitude would be different, but thats easy for me to say because I dont live in a country where its the "norm"
Do Doctors really earn enough without bribes?
Its all relative really...A Doctor will earn more than a cleaner..and of course, he has taken a different path, but what he has that the cleaner doesnt is a whole host of moral ethic codes, for me Doctors that take bribes are breaking these ethic codes.
Who pays the bribes, im thinking its the poor people that are more likely to shove a few hundred zloty in the Doctors back pockets.
So they are extracting money from people they know really cant afford it? No ethics!
Can any foreigners imagine paying a bribe in Britian, France, Germany or America?
Not in my wildest dreams, but we do have this senario:
Wait 3 months on the NHS or pay to go private - so in Poland you give a backhander or in the UK you are forced to pay to go private (to see the same consultant by the way - you can ring him direct and make an appointment for his "private clinic")...Either way its the consultant that gets more cash...And this is becoming more and more the norm...I mentioned on a thread a while ago about my mum...