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Russia’s current healthcare market is characterised, on the one hand, by the dominant role of public healthcare providers operating under the state-run healthcare system (the public healthcare system) and providing free-of-charge medical help and, on the other hand, by the gradual development of private healthcare providers. In practice, the public healthcare system often seems to be overburdened and underfunded, which can lead to a gap between the declared and actual possibility of obtaining all necessary medical help free of charge.

The private healthcare sector is growing and playing an increasingly prominent role in the healthcare system. Notably, the number of investment projects in infrastructure (e.g., construction of high-technology centres, and laboratory, diagnostic and medical radiation centres), including those being implemented under the public-private partnership model, is rapidly increasing in Russia.

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