Pretending the doctor to get off work in Spain seems to be an easy task for some workers. To combat attitudes like this, the government will allocate 35 million euros this year. Social security fraud is on the agenda. But is it so easy to get a leave from work? We check it with hidden camera in an outpatient. Our reporter pretends to have low back pain.
33 seconds has been enough to make a diagnosis.
Our reporter receives an injection as a muscle relaxant for the low back pain she is pretending before requesting leave.
A visit of just 7 minutes has served to obtain a 7-day work leave.
In some cities like Madrid or Barcelona, doctors have already received the first economic incentives to give less casualties.