The World Alliance for Palliative Care has increased the level of development of this area in Russian healthcare. A lot of work has been done in five years.
According to the results of a study conducted by the World Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA) together with WHO, Russia has reached level 4a of palliative care development. This was reported by the chief freelance specialist in palliative care of the Ministry of Health .
Level 4a means pre-integration of palliative services into the health care system. This involves: active work in the field of palliative care; diversity of service structure and types of services; the presence of a state strategy for the development of this area, including regular monitoring; the influence of public opinion on decision-making in this area; presence of a hospice care association. High level of integration – 4b.
According to the Ministry of Health, the number of palliative care rooms in the country has increased by 25% since 2019. They are visited by more than 1 million people annually.
Over five years, the number of outpatient palliative medical care departments has doubled, with more than 1.1 thousand teams working there. More than 28 thousand beds have been deployed to provide palliative care, of which more than 1.3 thousand are for children.