Social'naja spravedlivost' v zdravoohranenii: opyt i ocenki rossijan

Translated title of the contribution: Social justice in healthcare:: experience and assessments of Russians

Zhanna Savelyeva, Laissan Mukharyamova, Irina Kuznetsova

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In this article, we analyze the judgments of experts and the population regarding social justice in the provision of healthcare in Russia. We frame our study in the context of post-socialist transformations, the continuous underfunding of public healthcare and the unfavorable health status of Russians. The study contributes to the debates on the meaning of equality in healthcare provision, the responsibility for personal health and the principles of a just distribution of healthcare. Empirically the study draws on interviews with experts in healthcare provision, patients and a survey of the population in the Republics of Tatarstan and Mari El (2016–2017). Regardless of the widely recognized (albeit modest) improvements in the quality of healthcare provision in the recent years, we find that the existing system promotes inequality both between and within regions (i.e. between rural and urban areas). Lowincome families and the elderly are largely excluded from modern diagnostics and medical treatment. The system is considered just by only a third of respondents, while the majority have a clear preference towards redistributive healthcare provision over market-based principles. There is a strong demand for increased state spending on public
healthcare, anticorruption policies and policies to improve access to state-subsidized medical services.
Translated title of the contributionSocial justice in healthcare:: experience and assessments of Russians
Original languageRussian
Pages (from-to)154-179
Number of pages23
JournalMir Rossii
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2018


  • health
  • social justice
  • access to health care
  • inequality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Professions(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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