Overcoming the Deficit of Healthcare Personnel in Rural Areas: The Experience of the Regions of the Russian Federation
There is a long-term shortage of medical personnel in rural areas in the Russian Federation. National and regional governments have attempted to address the problem with a number of initiatives. However, the details of the programmes and their effectiveness were not reviewed.
For this research, national statistics were used to classify the regions by the populations’ access to medical care. Data on initiatives was extracted from the reports of the regional administrations and media. It emerged that the initiatives in regions of Russia are developing in line with the national programme, and that the variations of initiatives depend on the state of the economy of the region, the existence of a local medical school and the specific needs of the population. This research explains how the initiatives to attract doctors and nurses to work in rural areas in regions of Russia offer insufficient incentive to doctors to change their place of work.
Speakers : Elena Tarasenko (HSE) and Olga Horeva (HSE)
Discussants: Linda Cook (Brown University/HSE/Harvard University) and Kostantin Galkin (Sociological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a Branch of the Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg)
Moderator: Daniil Lebedev
When : September 29th, 6:00 p.m. (Moscow time)
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