Half of Russia's doctors face sack in healthcare reforms

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (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


    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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