The Russians are increasingly dying at home from heart attacks and a shortage of beds in hospitals – experts
The Russians were 5.5% more likely to die at home. The experts of the Fund “Health”, analysis of data of the Ministry of health by regions of the Russian Federation, came to the conclusion that the causes of these deaths are increasingly becoming cardiovascular disease, and problems with hospitalization. While regional statistics raises serious questions.
If in 2014 the house died 910 thousand people, in 2015 – 960 thousand (an increase of 5.5%). Deaths at home increased in 37 regions, writes RBC. The most significant growth was recorded in St. Petersburg-where the figure rose 18-fold, from 1.4 thousand in 2014 to 26.6 thousand people in 2015. The alarming situation in nine regions: Novgorod (161%), Leningrad (153%), Volgograd (75%), Moscow (72%), Vladimir region (38%), Jewish Autonomous region (27%), Nenets Autonomous district (23%), Kursk (21%) and Vologda (15%).
Decreased mortality at home in six regions – Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous district (41.7 per cent), Tyva Republic (35,7%), Buryatia (32,9%), Chechnya (18.2 per cent), Kabardino-Balkar Republic (17.5%) and Ulyanovsk region (16.2 per cent).
The Fund’s experts noted that increasingly, houses are dying Russians of working age. In 2014, this category consists of 153 thousand people who did not live to pension, and in 2015, GDP grew by 4.5% and amounted to 160 thousand.
In Petersburg the death rate among employable population increased 51 – fold to five thousand people. This is followed by Moscow (252%), Novgorod oblast (139%), Volgograd oblast (118%), Kursk oblast (108%) and the Nenets Autonomous district (100%).
One of the main causes of these deaths is myocardial infarction, he began to die 18.1% more often. According to Fund “Health”, it says the late detection of patients with cardiovascular diseases and problems with their hospitalization.
The Director of the Foundation “Health” Eduard Gavrilov believes that such a large change in overall mortality at home can be attributed to natural causes, but a change in methods of accounting of deaths.
The health Ministry confirmed that last year was introduced weekly monitoring of the regions and now Federal officials travel to places and participate together with regional counterparts in the calculation of the basic indicators of mortality.
The Ministry added that the mortality rate in Russia from all causes in 2015 fell by 0.3% and amounted to 13 people per thousand population. This figure surprised the President of the League of defenders of patients Alexander Saversky, who recalled that the mortality rate is growing not only at home but also in hospitals. “This can not be mathematically. The Ministry of health have come to this, I don’t understand,” he said.
According to the world Bank, mortality in Russia increased from 13.1 cases per thousand population in 2014 to 13.96 event in 2015.