HOW CAN DIFFERENT ROUTING AND FINANCING STRATEGIES MAKE CANCER PATIENTS’ LIVES EASIER?
Andrey Kaprin, Director, Federal State Budgetary Institution National Medical Research Radiological Centre of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Zhavoronkov, Deputy Minister of Health of the Republic of Tatarstan - Head of the Health Department for the City of Kazan
Evgeny Kamkin, Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation
Natalia Kolerova, President of Novartis Group in Russia; General Manager, Oncology Department, Russia, Ukraine and CIS, Novartis AG
From 2021, a new procedure for medical care provision to cancer patients will come into force. Uniform requirements are established for public and private medical organizations in terms of capacity and bedspace, and regional authorities in the field of health protection should approve the procedure for routing patients in the territory of the constituent unit. The procedure establishes a specific list of types and methods of treatment of oncological diseases for which assistance is provided in medical organizations located in the region and beyond. Solving the problem of treatment in an outpatient setting can be another breakthrough solution that will help reduce the burden on the inpatient link. The current funding and regulatory framework does not allow to implement outpatient treatment, although most innovative drugs are available in tablet form.