How medical reform will change: Stepanov gave an example of working time in the Odessa region
The Ministry of Health will make adjustments to the implementation of the medical reform – on the basis of “a reasonable approach, taking into account the interests of patients and medical personnel”. An example of this approach is the reform of the TB service in the Odessa region during the 2017-2019 period.
This was announced by Minister of Health Maxim Stepanov, the press service of the reporting ministry.
“In two years, we have had a decrease in the number of tuberculosis incidence cases, a decrease in mortality due to this disease, as well as the fact that the Odessa region came first in terms of people cured of tuberculosis. This is an example of how we need to and how we are going to reform medicine. There should be a reasonable approach that takes into account both the interests of patients and medical staff, ”said Stepanov.
According to the Minister of Health, in general, 1,045 additional beds in the hospital were reduced during the reform period.
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“Of course, the medical staff were also reduced to these beds, but all were then hired. Someone has been recycled, someone – transferred to another institution. Nobody threw people on the street, “said Stepanov.
The head of the Ministry of Health added that while working in the Odessa region, there were also good results regarding the treatment processes for tuberculosis. “The number of patients receiving treatment for outpatient tuberculosis has dropped from 35% to 56%, and the average length of stay in hospital has decreased by almost half – from 98 to 58 days,” added Stepanov.
As noted, in Ukraine on April 1, the second stage of medical reform began. They stipulate that health care facilities providing specialized (city, district hospitals) and highly specialized (hospitals and regional hospitals) medical care will receive funding under an agreement with the NHA.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru