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Table 1 Statements used in the cluster analysis

From: Exploring consumers’ attitudes towards informal patient payments using the combined method of cluster and multinomial regression analysis - the case of Hungary

Do you AGREE with the following statements? (yes/somewhat/no)
• Informal CASH payments to physicians and medical staff are similar to corruption.
• Gifts IN KIND to physicians and medical staff are similar to corruption.
• Informal CASH payments to physicians and medical staff are an expression of gratitude.
• Gifts IN KIND to physicians and medical staff are an expression of gratitude.
• Informal cash payments and gifts in kind to physicians and medical staff are INEVITABLE because of the low funding of the health care sector.
• Cash or gifts in kind, given informally to physicians and medical staff, should be ERADICATED.
Do the following statements apply to YOU PERSONALLY? (yes/somewhat/no)
• I will feel UNCOMFORTABLE if I leave the physician's office without a gratitude cash payment or gift in kind.
• I would RECOGNISE the hint of physicians or medical staff for an informal cash payment or a gift in kind.
• I will REFUSE to pay if a physician or medical staff ask me to pay informally for a medical service.
• I will PREFER to use private medical services if I have to pay informally for public medical services.
• If I have SERIOUS PROBLEMS with my health, I will be ready to pay as much as I have in order to get better medical services.