7. Nikolay А. Nesterenko

Health Category Content and Its Effect on the Activities of the Sanatorium-Resort Complex: A Socio-Economic Approach

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Nikolay А. Nesterenko

Lecture at the Department of St. Petersburg institute of foreign economic relations, economy

Liteynyy Ave 42, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, 191014

The present study is relevant because the state of the Russian healthcare system increasingly affects the ability to maintain the health and capacity for work of the country’s economically active population. The transition from a paternalistic healthcare model to a marketbased model has diminished the role of the sanitarium-resort complex as a factor in maintaining the health of Russian workers and restoring the capacity for work of ill or injured people.
Aim. This study aims to examine the present state of the health category and its effect on the activities of the sanatorium-resort complex, using a socio-economic approach.
Tasks. The authors examine the existing methods and criteria of health assessment and evaluate the efficiency of the national social policy towards wage workers in Russia, based on an analysis of the population’s health indicators.
Methods. The study uses such methods as systems analysis, systematization, and synthesis and employs the socio-economic approach to determine the essence of the “health” concept in the country.
Results. The overall condition of the healthcare system and social and labor relations in Russian enterprises are not geared towards maintaining the capacity for work and health of employees. In Russia, restorative medicine has evolved into a self-contained scientific and practical field that can significantly affect the state of healthcare in Russia for workers using drug-free sanatorium-resort methods.
Conclusion. Based on the performed analysis, it is concluded that the government should play a larger part in the regulation of the sanatorium-resort complex.

Keywords: health, capacity for work, sanatorium-resort complex, health value assessment, human capital, working conditions, restorative medicine

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