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Rural Russia in transition: what determines access to health-care services?

Citation

Lohlein, Daniela; Jütting, Johannes; & Wehrheim, Peter (2003). Rural Russia in transition: what determines access to health-care services?. Post-Soviet Affairs, 19(1), 80-94.

Abstract

Three German economists analyze the determinants of access to health care in rural Russia and ask whether income and ability-to-pay, emerging as the major determinants of access in urban areas, have begun to govern rural populations' access to health-care services. Using household data from a survey conducted in the year 2000 (N=321 households) in two regions of Russia—Oryol and Leningrad Oblasts—the authors examine how the reduced role of the state and the concomitant decentralization of policy-making have affected access of the rural populace to health services. Broader policy implications and suggestions for ensuring future access to services in rural areas are offered.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.2747/1060-586X.19.1.80

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2003

Journal Title

Post-Soviet Affairs

Author(s)

Lohlein, Daniela
Jütting, Johannes
Wehrheim, Peter