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Russian Health Care


  • I. Sheiman
  • S. Shishkin


The article analyzes significant changes in the Russian health-care system, possible ways of further reforming it, and the objectives of government policy in the current situation. The authors analyze the objectives, priorities, and unresolved problems of the National Project on Health as well as the draft of the Conceptual Framework for Development of the Health-Care System in the Russian Federation up to 2020. The authors suggest possible models for the organization of Russian health care in the foreseeable future.

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  • I. Sheiman & S. Shishkin, 2010. "Russian Health Care," Problems of Economic Transition, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 52(12), pages 4-49.
  • Handle: RePEc:mes:prectr:v:52:y:2010:i:12:p:4-49
    DOI: 10.2753/PET1061-1991521201

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    1. Sergey Shishkin & Alexandra Burdyak & Elena Potapchik, 2013. "Patient choice in the post-Semashko health care system," HSE Working papers WP BRP 09/PA/2013, National Research University Higher School of Economics.
    2. Igor Sheiman, 2016. "Problems of Transition to the Capitation Method of Primary Care Payment," Public administration issues, Higher School of Economics, issue 4, pages 143-164.
    3. Inna Blam & Sergey Kovalev, 2006. "Spontaneous commercialisation, inequality and the contradictions of compulsory medical insurance in transitional Russia," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 18(3), pages 407-423.
    4. Irina Sinitsina, 2011. "Public Expenditures on Education and Health in Russian Federation before and during the Global Crisis," CASE Network Reports 0103, CASE-Center for Social and Economic Research.
    5. Sergey Shishkin & Elena Potapchik & Elena Selezneva, 2014. "Out-Of-Pocket Payments In The Post-Semashko Health Care System," HSE Working papers WP BRP 14/PA/2014, National Research University Higher School of Economics.

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