Adult health in the Russian Federation: More than just a health problem

Patricio Marquez, Marc Suhrcke, Martin McKee, Lorenzo Rocco

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In this paper we discuss the Russian adult health crisis and its implications. Although some hope that economic growth will trigger improvements in health, we argue that a scenario is more likely in which the unfavorable health status would become a barrier to economic growth. We also show that ill health is negatively affecting the economic well-being of individuals and households. We provide suggestions on interventions to improve health conditions in the Russian Federation, and we show that if health improvements are achieved, this will result in substantial economic gains in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1040-1051
Number of pages12
JournalHealth Affairs
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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