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Interdisciplinary Approach in Health Care: The Contribution to Maintaining Socio-Demographic Security of a Region


Natalya V. Krivenko, Aleksandr A. Kuklin and Oleg Yu. Averyanov


The paper studies social and demographic components of national security, their influence on economic security and competitiveness of a region. The authors consider socio-demographic security from the viewpoint of ensuring decent quality of life, maintaining a high level of population health and stimulating natural increase. The paper proves the advisability to apply interdisciplinary and interdepartmental approaches in health care to enhance the quality of medical services, preserve labour potential of population and improve resourcing of the sector. The authors suggest a model for obtaining a synergistic effect in the health care system on the basis of interdisciplinary and interdepartmental interaction of specialists with different competences and from different divisions, government authorities and public organisations. The findings confirm the possibility of medical, social, economic effects when using interdisciplinary and interdepartmental approaches at the example of health care organisations of Yekaterinburg and Sverdlovsk oblast. Finally, the authors propose a set of measures for using a model for obtaining a synergistic effect in the health care system.

Keywords: health care; interdisciplinary approach; interdepartmental approach; socio-demographic security; synergistic effect

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For citation: Krivenko N. V., Kuklin A. A., Averyanov O. Yu. Mezhdistsiplinarnost’ v zdravookhranenii: vklad v obespechenie sotsial’no-demograficheskoy bezopasnosti regiona [Interdisciplinary approach in health care: The contribution to maintaining socio-demographic security of a region]. Izvestiya Uralskogo gosudarstvennogo ekonomicheskogo universiteta – Journal of the Ural State University of Economics, 2017, no. 6 (74), pp. 5–20.