Russian patients know nothing about the responsibilities of insurance companies, experts say

The survey, conducted by the Russian popular front (onf) showed that the contact between insurance companies and patients is simply absent. If doctors understand the possibilities of compulsory health insurance (CHI), the patients about the possibilities of this source do not know anything. Many people do not go to clinics because not even assuming I can get free medical help for your problem.

Funds OMS are most actively used in the Bryansk, Irkutsk, Voronezh, Kirov, Omsk and Orenburg regions. The worst situation is in the Republic of Mari El, Novosibirsk region.

The survey showed that more than half of patients are dissatisfied with the quality of Russian medicine, the insurance company for help was not sought. People just don't know what to do. When the patients are regulatory protected from such situations.

"If health insurance organizations effectively perform their jobs, actively helped patients in cooperation with medical institutions, would inform about the services to which they are entitled, and the quality of medical care would be higher. Now it turns out that the patient actually left alone with their problems", - commented Tatiana Solomatina, co-regional headquarters of the popular front in the Tomsk region, member of the Duma Committee on health protection.

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