High-tech medical care will be developed in Russia

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In his message to the Federal Assembly in December 2013, Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed in the three years in a half times increase the volume of high-tech medical care (HMC).

High-tech medical care (HMC) – a medical care with advanced medical technology for the treatment of complex diseases.

In addition, the President noted that the Ministry of Health and the Russian Academy of Sciences should prioritize fundamental and applied researches in the field of medicine, that in the future will allow to implement new medical technologies built on biotechnology and genetic engineering. A year later, speaking with another message, Putin added his orders in the HMC. In particular, the President proposed to create in the compulsory medical insurance system, a special federal part of funding for the expensive high-tech operations in leading medical centers and clinics.

For the implementation of these orders, in 2014 a new organizational chart of the HMC was established – widespread species of such assistance were entered in the basic program of compulsory medical insurance (CMI), and more complex and resource-intensive are carried out by federal medical centers. It made possible to increase significantly the volume of HMC – from 505’000 operations in 2013 to 823’000 in 2015 and more than 900’000 in 2016. To date, 919 Russian medical institutions, including 142 federal organizations have 1’466 methods HMC of which 513 are available for the basic CMI package. It is possible to reduce the waiting time of patients on this type of aid, but the line still remain – about of 30’000 patients are now pretend to HMC.

However, the government conducts a consistent policy on this issue and continues to stable funding for this type of care. So 150 billion rubles was allocated to the HMC from the budget in 2015, in 2016 – 177 billion, and by 2017 it is planned amount of 196 billion rubles. The government expects that federal institutions will annually turn out new types of HMC, passing already implemented on the regional level. As already in the 2016, four important HMC methods transmitted to the CMI package and will be available at the place of patients’ treatment – the implantation of pacemakers, laparoscopic surgery to remove the tumors, treatment of cardiomyopathy for children, setting urological prostheses.

Thus, the authorities expect that the amount will continue to increase of the high-tech medical care provision and in 2017 this figure will be more than 960’000 operations, and in 2018 – 1 million.

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