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Table 4 Informal payments by provider type, representative sample

From: Assessing quality of maternity care in Hungary: expert validation and testing of the mother-centered prenatal care (MCPC) survey instrument

  Answered informal payment question, N (%) Reported paying informally, N (%) Av. amount of informal payment
EUR (SD)
Chosen doctor in a private hospital system 2 (100) 2 (100) 333 (236)
Chosen doctor in a private practice 125 (75) 102 (82) 210 (128)
Chosen doctor in a state institute 138 (75) 108 (78) 169 (103)
Chosen hospital midwife 24 (86) 22 (92) 203 (99)
Independent (home birth) midwife 3 (100) 0 (0)
I did not choose a doctor, just went to my local clinic 125 (81) 21 (17) 81 (45)
District public health nurse 50 (86) 10 (20) 118 (65)
I did not go to prenatal care 2 (67) 0 (0)
Total 469 (78) 265 (57) 180 (116)