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DYNAMIC SERIES

Healthcare

The section contains main statistical indicators on the state of health in the context of gender, provided by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Indicators characterizing the morbidity of women and men are occupied a special place:
- socially significant diseases - active tuberculosis, malignant neoplasms, sexually transmitted diseases, mental disorders and behavioural disorders associated with the use of psychoactive substances;
- infectious diseases;
- indicators of the state of health of pregnant women, women in childbirth, parturient women, newborns;
- morbidity of pregnant women of specific diseases, preceding or incurred during pregnancy.

It also contains information on the number of health manpower, its qualification categories that are assigned in accordance with its professional training and experience, network and functioning of healthcare institutions.

Morbidity of the population is charac-terized by the number of patients revealed (or registered under the dispensary observation) during the year when contacting personally care institution or during preventive examination.

Primary morbidity is registered when a patient is diagnosed for the first time in life.

General morbidity of the population is the total number of patients registered during a year. All patients diagnosed for the first time and for the second (multiple) referrals about this disease are taken into account.

Level of morbidity is defined as the ratio of the number of patients diagnosed for the first time to the average annual resident population.

Contingent of patients includes the totality of all persons suffering from this disease, applied to a healthcare institution both in the current and previous years. The indicator is calculated as the ratio of patients registered with healthcare institutions by the end of the year to the total population by the end of the year.

For the statistic development of morbidity data it is used the WHO International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (till 1999 - IX revision, since 1999 - X revision) to provide compatibility and comparability of data in time and space.

Total number of physicians includes all physicians with higher medical education engaged in therapeutic and sanitary organizations, social service agencies, research institutes, institutions engaged in the training of personnel, agencies, healthcare management, etc.

Total number of paramedical personnel includes all persons with secondary medical education engaged in therapeutic and sanitary organizations, social care institutions, preschool institutions, schools, orphanages, etc.

Medical service institutions - hospitals, policlinics, dispensaries to the hospitals and other institutions having hospital beds with round-the-clock stay of patients.

Medical out-patient hospitals are all medical institutions which provide primary and preventive assistance to the population both when they visit these institutions and at home (polyclinics, outpatient clinics, dispensaries, polyclinic departments in hospitals, medical units, independent first-aid stations, rural emergency stations, antenatal clinics, etc).

Capacity of medical out-patient hospitals is characterized by the number of visits per shift.

Planned capacity of out-patient hospitals means their designed power to serve certain by the number of patients per shift through specially equipped premises with all necessary premises, equipment, personnel medicines and transport able to provide medical assistance during certain working hours.

National vaccination calendar (scheme of scheduled vaccinations in the Republic of Uzbekistan in the established time period) is envisaged the vaccination against seven major infectious diseases: tuberculosis, poliomyelitis, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, measles, and mumps. According to the National vaccination calendar the age of initial vaccination (vaccination) and repeated vaccinations (revaccination) is determined.