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Healthcare reform in Russia: problems and prospects

Tompson, William (2007) Healthcare reform in Russia: problems and prospects. Working Paper. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris, France.


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This paper examines the prospects for reform of Russia’s healthcare system. It begins by exploring a number of fundamental imbalances that characterise the current half-reformed system of healthcare provision before going on to assess the government’s plans for going ahead with healthcare reform over the medium term. The challenges it faces include strengthening primary care provision and reducing the current over-reliance on tertiary care; restructuring the incentives facing healthcare providers; and completing the reform of the system of mandatory medical insurance.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Russia, healthcare, health insurance, competition, primary care, hospitalisation, pharmaceuticals, single payer
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Politics
Depositing User: William Tompson
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:33

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