70% of Ukrainians are satisfied with the work of district doctors. The survey results from “the Health Index.Ukraine” launched by the International Renaissance Foundation, Kyiv International Institute of Sociology and the Health Care School of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy proved this. The survey was conducted from August 2015 to August 2016.
The best is the situation in Mykolaiv oblast – 83% of satisfied, Chernihiv – 83% and Ternopil – 84%, the worst – in Kirovohrad oblast, where only 47% are satisfied.
Residents of Ternopil oblast were most satisfied with hospital treatment – 76% and Mykolaiv – 76%, residents of Kirovohrad oblast were the least satisfied – 29%. Kyiv residents were not very satisfied with the service – only 40% of satisfied, Ivano-Frankivsk – 43% and Sumy oblast – 45%.
Also, the research gives a chance to estimate how much do medicines cost for Ukrainians. When a patient is treated at home, then the medicines cost 822 UAH, in average, if four drugs used. The cheapest treatment is in Zhytomyr oblast– 238 UAH, and the most expensive is in Rivne oblast – 1001 UAH.
Being hospitalized, Ukrainians spend for medicines 2892 UAH, in average, when six drugs are bought.
To recall, hospital cantons will be created across Ukraine within the health care reform. A patient will select a doctor himself/herself and sign an agreement with the doctor. Also, the system of funding medicine will change, and the medical insurance will appear.
Source: the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center