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Survey reveals problems with neurological rehabilitation in Russia
The study involved neuropathologists from various Russian regions.
In Russia, many patients in need of rehabilitation for neurological diseases do not receive the necessary assistance. This is evidenced by the results of a survey of neuropathologists, which was conducted by the company "Medical Information Solutions" using the application "Doctor's Guide".
The survey involved 342 neuropathologists from different regions of Russia. Most of them (77%) work in public hospitals, about half in hospitals.
On average, about half of the patients of the interviewed neuropathologists needed rehabilitation during the last year: mainly due to previous strokes, trauma and degenerative diseases of the nervous system.
45% of doctors answered that no more than a fifth of their patients received the required rehabilitation within a year. About a fifth of doctors reported that 20-40% of patients had undergone rehabilitation.
Difficulties in referring patients to rehabilitation were reported by 70% of neuropathologists. About a third of doctors indicated that it is difficult to find an institution in their city where rehabilitation can be carried out, and 40% noted that the problems are related to financial and organizational reasons.
Most often, patients underwent rehabilitation after a stroke and for degenerative-dystrophic diseases of the spine. Most of the rehabilitation measures were carried out in hospitals, most often (86%) they were paid for from the CHI fund. The main rehabilitation activities were physical therapy (exercise therapy), physiotherapy, massage and speech therapy sessions. About half of the neuropathologists reported receiving the help of a psychologist.