Subject The article considers a methodology for evaluating the efficiency of State financing of health care in Russia. Objectives The purpose of the study is to develop an aggregate standard index for performance evaluation of public health funding and determine the level of health system development in the subjects of the Russian Federation based on reported data for 2015. Methods The study employs general scientific methods of comparison, analysis, synthesis, deduction, graphical and tabular representation of data that enable sound estimates and conclusions. We also aggregate indicators of the health system using a composite index with subsequent interpretation of obtained results. Results We developed a standard index to assess the efficiency of public health financing in regions, determined the efficiency of public financing of the health care system in the subjects of the Russian Federation based on reported data for 2015. The paper presents a rating and classification of regions. Conclusions The offered indicators and the composite index describe the main aspects of health functioning and financing in regions. This helps rank the subjects of the Russian Federation and use the results when making decisions about allocation of funds from the Federal government.
Keywords: health care, financing, cost effectiveness, system of indicators, composite index, rating
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