KAZAN, March 8. / TASS /. Men seek outpatient medical care 2.5 times less often than women, while mortality among men aged 35-40 in the Russian Federation is almost twice as high, the Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Mikhail Murashko told reporters.
According to the CHI fund, the volumes of inpatient high-tech care for men and women do not differ significantly. "And if we look at outpatient care, the male population is actually 2.5 times less likely to go to polyclinics than the female population," Murashko said.
He noted that the mortality rate among men in the Russian Federation begins to grow from the age of 18, and "the maximum actually reaches 35-40 years." "At this age, the difference in mortality between men and women reaches a maximum of two times," said Murashko.
Within the framework of the national projects "Healthcare" and "Demography", the Russian Ministry of Health is building a system of prevention, in which the detection of chronic noncommunicable diseases (cardiovascular, oncological, endocrine and some others) at an early stage and their correction will avoid the development of complications in the future. The system of medical prevention that is being created will make it possible, within the framework of the federal project "Development of the Primary Health Care System" of the National Healthcare Project, to increase the coverage of preventive measures to 70% of Russians annually in six years. Identifying and correcting chronic diseases before they become life-threatening will make a significant contribution to reducing the mortality rate of the working-age population, mortality from cardiovascular and oncological diseases.