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Half of Russia's doctors face sack in healthcare reforms

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7448.1092-b (Published 06 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1092
  1. Andrew Osborn
  1. Moscow

    Russia is to undertake a root and branch reform of its creaking Soviet-era healthcare system that could see half the country's medical professionals given the sack.


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    Vladimir Putin wants to reform the bloated bureaucracy of Russia's healthcare system

    Credit: YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/GETTY

    Russia's health service has not been seriously reformed since the collapse of the USSR in 1991, and it now has severe funding shortages. …

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