Hello, the inspiration was a newspaper article where I read, and of course I agree, that every third patient bribed a doctor in the last five years in the Czech republic. The article says the bribe was usually a small gift, but in some cases the price of the "gift" was over 1500€ (that is the double of the average salary here). The most bribed specialities are here dentists, gynaecologists, obstetricians, psychiatrists (that surprised me) and orthopaedic surgeons. I think bribing doctors is even more common in Hungary. People usually want to achieve better and quicker treatment or surgery, or choose a concrete surgeon, obstetrician or doctor in general. I'd call that real bribing. On the other hand many people give the doctors small gifts, flowers, sweet, coffee for female doctors, or bottle of whiskey for male doctors, let's call it as a sign of gratitude. In villages people also give eggs, vegetable, fruits made at home. My questions is: is it common to give something to a doctor or even bribe a doctor in your country? The reason here (and I think in most post-communist countries) is many doctors tend to be underpaid here. Thanks for your contribution.