A Review of the Literature on Corruption in Healthcare Organizations

  •  Vincenzo Sforza    
  •  Riccardo Cimini    
  •  Alessandro Mechelli    
  •  Taryn Vian    


This paper provides a systematic and bibliometric review of 80 research articles on corruption in healthcare published in peer-reviewed journals between 2006 and 2017. Findings suggest that the number of studies has increased over time with a focus on low- and middle-income countries; academic researchers have published papers in a large variety of journals and have investigated different types of corruption with various methodologies. The interest is especially focused on low- and middle-income countries where corrupt behaviors are more common. The paper suggests future research directions to a dynamic research community to facilitate anticorruption actions by public authorities.

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