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Friday, 11 May 2018

DOI: 10.21045/2071-5021-2018-60-2-1

Ivanova A.E., Syunyakova D.A., Zaychenko N.M.
Federal Research Institute for Health Organization and Informatics of Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia

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Acknowledgments. The study had no sponsorship.
Conflict of interests. The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Abstract. International cooperation in the sphere of health improvement requires a strong analytical substantiation and therefore, information for a comparative analysis of conditions and results of countriesĺ efforts in healthcare.

The purpose of the study: to assess the adequacy of Russia's information resources to the criteria of the countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in the field of health care for the possibility of their comparative analysis.

The study materials: OECD/Eurostat/WHO Europe structured surveys according to which the Russiaĺs health statistics is submitted to international organizations via channels of the Russian Ministry of Health.

Conclusions. Russia has information on the majority of indicators from the mini-survey (for the observer states) but there is a complete or partial incomparability with the OECD criteria regarding definitions and methodology. This significantly hampers implementation of a comparative situation analysis in Russia and the OECD members.

Perspectives of the Russiaĺs entry into the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development are related to the transfer to a large-scale set of informational tools including healthcare issues.

Moreover, current unification and harmonization of informational needs of OECD, Eurostat and WHO Europe may require such transfer before Russiaĺs entry to OECD i.e. in the near future.

Health information submitted by Russia to international organizations could be roughly divided into the following three groups. First ľ indicators, characterizing population health and its non-medical determinants.

Second ľ indicators describing human, material and technical health resources and their use.

Third ľ financial indicators. The highest discrepancies in terms of definitions and methodology are registered in the second group, while the widest informational gaps ľ in the third one.

Keywords: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; indicators of population health; health determinants; indicators of human, material and technical health resources and their use; financial health resources.


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