Reflections on a painful transition: from socialized to insurance medicine in Russia.

  • Mark Field
  • Published 1999 in Croatian medical journal

Abstract

After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia decided to replace its deeply flawed and under-funded system of socialized medicine by a scheme of health insurance that involved the decentralization of health services and of off-budget financing. Every enterprise would pay 3.6% of its salary fund into a Regional Health Insurance Fund, and the Fund… (More)

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