This paper describes the changes being introduced into the Russian health care system, particularly the introduction of a compulsory social health insurance system which is paralleled by encouragement of independent health insurance.
An example of the implementation of these changes is provided by the early developments in St Petersburg.
The effects of the likely changes on health care providers and users are discussed.
It is argued that in the light of these reforms, as well as change in other countries, a revision is necessary in the perspectives adopted by geographers of health care to compare national health systems.
Mots-clés Pascal : Système santé, Russie, Assurances sociales, Assurance maladie, Economie santé, Financement, Service santé, Organisation santé, Réforme, Perestroika, Eurasie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health system, Russia, National insurance, Health insurance, Health economy, Financing, Health service, Public health organization, Eurasia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0139986
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 09/06/1995.