Recently, in Moscow, the IMEDA Association held a meeting on the topic “Modern diagnostics and (un) health of Russians.” The event was timed to coincide with the release of the Association’s Statistical Report, which included data on the equipment and performance of diagnostic services in the regions of the Russian Federation. The figures, facts and finances were analyzed. And that’s what happened.
The IMEDA report combines the official statistics of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation on resource provision and equipment of regional diagnostic services over the past 5 years (2009 – 2013); the authors analyzed these figures for how fast and how efficiently the diagnostic service is developing in the country; whether the installation of modern equipment is the only important factor in improving the quality of services; what place does Russia occupy in world ratings of the effectiveness of diagnostic services. Continue reading