Emergency medicine in Russia

Ann Emerg Med. 1998 Aug;32(2):239-42. doi: 10.1016/s0196-0644(98)70143-x.


Russia has undergone sweeping political and social reforms within the past 5 years. The economic and social reforms heralded by the "new openness" of perestroika have led to a restructuring of medicine as well. Changes include the emergence of "for profit" organizations and acute care facilities, the introduction of private health insurance, modifications in the medical education system, and realignment of health priorities with a new trend toward primary care.

MeSH terms

  • Economics
  • Education, Medical
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Emergency Medicine* / trends
  • Health Care Reform
  • Health Priorities
  • Hospitals, Proprietary
  • Humans
  • Insurance, Health
  • Interinstitutional Relations
  • International Cooperation
  • Primary Health Care
  • Private Sector
  • Public Policy
  • Russia