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Prepared by Sergio Lugaresi (FAD expert).
Informal payments are defined as payments in cash or in kind by patients to health care providers that the latter are not authorized to receive, either under the terms of their contract or under the rules governing their organizations.
This is the case in the other Baltic countries, the new EU members, Germany, Italy, and France. The few exceptions are Canada, Spain, and the United Kingdom (Esmail and Walker, 2005).
A long-term unemployed is defined as a worker who has been seeking a job for six months or more and is no longer entitled to unemployment benefits (either because he is not insured or because the benefit has already expired).