The crisis and the private segment of the elderly care market. Trends in Moscow Region.
Up to the crisis of 2014, the private segment of the elderly care market developed steadily (at least, in Moscow and St. Petersburg). As the idea of sending elderly relatives to care homes was gradually re-demonized, modern assisted living facilities and new formats of services flourished. However, the lingering economic recession had a negative impact on the segment.
How can state-financed hospitals increase their extrabudgetary funding?
The government have been trying to reorganize and improve the current health care system over the last years. Thus, the national priority “Health” program was implemented from 2005 to 2011, and in January 2013, after 5 years of pilot testing, a system of one-channel financing was implemented for state-financed and public hospitals in the Russian Federation.