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Main arrow Archive of previous Issues arrow ╣6 2015 (46) arrow MODERN PERCEPTIONS OF LIFE QUALITY OF THE ELDERLY AND THE OLD AS ONE OF THE MAIN GOALS OF HEALTHCARE
MODERN PERCEPTIONS OF LIFE QUALITY OF THE ELDERLY AND THE OLD AS ONE OF THE MAIN GOALS OF HEALTHCARE Print
Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Kurdyaev S.M.
P.A. Gertsen Federal Medical Research Center, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Moscow

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Abstract. Significance. State policy in medical care for the elderly is currently aimed at care quality assurance, development of the system of quality management and control over volumes of diagnostic and treatment services, further development of regular health examinations, prevention and rehabilitation, timely counseling of inpatient patients, and continuity of care delivery at the inpatient and outpatient levels.

At the same time, the current stage of the Russian healthcare development is characterized by active introduction of market relations and medical insurance associated with general social and economic changes in the society. Such transformations require proper mechanisms to organize and evaluate performance of the healthcare system as one of the leading socially important branches of economics.

The study purpose. To evaluate modern perceptions of life quality of the elderly and the old from the public health perspective.

Results. The author conducted a retrospective analysis of perceptions of life quality of the elderly. The analysis showed that economic changes in Russia during the last decade had a significant impact on the level of state support for social services and healthcare system.

Struggling with the economic crisis the government is taking all possible efforts to keep stable the system of medical and social care delivery to the elderly and the old. However, provision of social guarantees in previous amounts is not possible. Therefore, development and proper utilization of all components of the national healthcare system, both state and private health care facilities, can meet the public demand for quality geriatric care.

Conclusions. Thus, trends in public health, healthcare organization, level of scientific analysis of its organizational aspects conditioned implementation of this analysis of medical and organizational aspects of care delivery to the elderly and old patient at health care facilities as a unified complex of quality geriatric care.

Keywords. healthcare; quality of life; old and senile age; current aspects.

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