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Megatrend revija
2019, vol. 16, iss. 1, pp. 111-121
article language: English
document type: Original Scientific Paper
published on: 08/06/2019
doi: 10.5937/MegRev1901111R
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Corruption as a jeopardizing factor of health care system development in the Republic of Serbia
aUniversity of Belgrade, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Orthopedic Surgery 'Banjica'
bMegatrend University, Faculty of Law, Public Administration and Security, Belgrade



The main problem of the research in this paper is the corruption in the health care system of Republic of Serbia, with a focus on criminal offenses against official duty, viz. criminal offenses under Article 367 and 368 of the Criminal Code of Republic of Serbia: bribery committed by health workers. The subject of the paper is the research of the corruption as a jeopardizing factor for the development of the health care system. The objective of the paper is to acquire adequate, scientific and social knowledge of various forms of corruption and mechanisms that the state authorities should use in the combat against this type of threat to society as a whole. Health care refers to the organized and comprehensive activity of the society whose aim is to achieve the highest level of preserving the health of citizens and families. Therefore, the main hypothesis in this study is that a higher level of corruption in the health sector means a lower level of health care in society. In other words: the poorer the quality of the health care, the slower the economic development of society will be. What is particularly emphasized in the paper is that the combat against corruption in the health care system is one of the conditions for the EU Accession. The data in this paper have been obtained through content analysis of the documents by associations of patients, judicial bodies and other organizations related to corruption in the health care system of the Republic of Serbia.



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