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Good healthcare is impossible to get in Russia, Russians say

MOSCOW. Jan 21 (Interfax) - The majority of Russians (71%) say it is impossible to get good healthcare in Russia, and only 26% say it is possible, the All-Russian Center for Public Opinion Research told Interfax. This information is based on the results of a poll of 1,600 Russians.

Forty-two percent of the respondents said the quality of medical services provided in Russia in the past year has decreased, 37% believe it has not changed and 7% were unable to give an assessment.

Sixty-two percent of the respondents said they are dissatisfied with Russia's healthcare system, while 11% said they are satisfied with it. Twenty-seven percent of the people polled remained undecided.

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