Hospitals 'bribe rescuers for patients'
- Published: 8 Mar 2013 at 20.22
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Many private hospitals bribe rescue volunteers to bring in patients so that the hospitals can collect treatment expenses from public funds, a medical forum heard on Friday.
Private hospitals receive up to 15,000 baht from the Road Accident Victims Protection Fund for each patient treated, said Dr Paibul Suriyawongpaisal of Ramathibodi Hospital.
Sakawarat Somsakulroongruang, a member of the Ruamkatanyu Foundation, said the rescue group tried to prevent misconduct because it increases the risk of errors and mistakes.
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