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Финансы и статистика в материалах комиссии Г.Е. Рейна

Яковенко В. А.

The article examines financial and statistical aspects of the materials from the Interdepartmental Commission for the Revision of Medical Legislation (the G.E. Rejn commission). The paper contains brief analysis of structure, composition and mechanism and indicates the specifics of its materials. The author looks for the information sources underlying the statistical calculations of the commission and dwells briefly on calculations themselves. Special attention is paid to methods for calculating the financial losses resulting from diseases in the Russian Empire. The study focuses on state health statistics projects and on the financial foundations for the new healthcare system as well as on their perception by the participants of the Pirogov Society. The data obtained by the commission was used for devising plans for optimization and centralization of healthcare, according to which sanitary statistics were to be subordinate to the state. However, it meant financial assistance to local self-government bodies for sanitary needs. Although the doctors from the Pirogov Society were critical of most of the commission’s ideas, in the matter of financing they not only agreed to the main proposals of the commission but also were ready to go a little further.