13011 - QUALITY HEALTH CARE in COUNTRIES of FORMER SOVIET...

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QUALITY HEALTH CARE in COUNTRIES of FORMER SOVIET UNION Malkhaz Jalagonia, MD Association Esculapius GEORGIA
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PROBLEM STATEMENT After breakdown of Soviet Union the state of public health has deteriorated significantly in some postsoviet countries due to various reasons, but even before collapse of communist system public health was plagued with different problems.
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Learning Objectives What is quality health care? Identifying some problems with quality health care in FSU countries Main causes of these problems How to overcome the obstacles?
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What Is Quality Health Care? "Doing the Right Thing at the Right time in the Right way for the Right Person and Having the Best Possible Result" – US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. This is one definition of quality health care, but there are many others.
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Appropriateness of Health Care Appropriateness means that required care is provided and unnecessary or harmful care is avoided, so appropriateness is linked with safety.
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When does a Postsoviet Person Meet with Inappropriate and Unsafe Health Care? You could expect the following answer: soon after BIRTH, but in fact the correct answer is: before BIRTH.
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VACCINATION SAFETY Vaccines are frequently injected into the buttocks and not in the antero-lateral part of the thigh in children. The injections in the upper outer quadrant of buttocks in children cannot guarantee safety of sciatic nerve.
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PREVENTIVE MEDICINE There is very low priority for preventive medicine in the region. The attention of the policy-makers as well as of the population itself is more directed to curative services.
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Surgical Interventions Minor surgical interventions
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