Nov 28 - Nov 28 Geo 182A Chapters to read: - 6, 7, 8, 9*,...

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Nov 28 Geo 182A Chapters to read: - 6, 7, 8, 9*, 10 - * = good material for essay question on final exam Health Care: - Soviets acknowledged shortcomings in healthcare system - Peaked in 70’s/80’s o Hospitals under equipped o Lacking modern facilities o Insufficient pharmaceuticals o Medical personnel poorly paid o 70% of physicians were women - Life expectancy has declined over time – infant mortality increased - Late 1980’s – life expectancy of Soviet male – about 60 years - Why? o Inadequate funding o “leftover” principle o Health care got what was left after other priorities (eg. Industry, defense) were funded o 1989 - less than 4% of national income devoted to health care - Today Russians afflicted by diseases largely absent from other industrial countries o Diphtheria o Measles o Whooping cough o Typhoid fever - Increases in other diseases o Hepatitis o Mumps o Polio o Dysentery o Malaria o Tuberculosis (drug resistant strain) - Why? o Shortage of vaccines and drugs o Drop in $ allocated for prevention and treatment o Chaos in health-care system - Medical personnel require second incomes to survive
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- Suggested that stress associated with economic hardships of transition has
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This note was uploaded on 12/20/2009 for the course GEOGRAPHY 182 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '08 term at UWO.

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