Finance and Credit

Investment as an element of economic security assessment in the health sector

Vol. 24, Iss. 4, APRIL 2018

Received: 7 February 2018

Received in revised form: 21 February 2018

Accepted: 12 March 2018

Available online: 28 April 2018

Subject Heading: INVESTING

JEL Classification: E22, J28, L15, О11, О35

Pages: 798—816

Zaitsev S.V. Astrakhan State Technical University, Astrakhan, Russian Federation

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Nadeina I.A. Astrakhan State Technical University, Astrakhan, Russian Federation

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Importance This article examines the economic security in the sphere of healthcare and investment and innovation in this sector of economy.
Objectives In this paper, we aim to study the impact of investment and innovation on economic security in the healthcare sector and determine the main directions of strengthening the economic safety of functioning and development of health care.
Methods The research uses the methods of logical and statistical analyses.
Results The article proposes a method of quantitative estimation of investment security on the basis of which it is possible to define directions of strengthening and development of health care.
Conclusions The main threats that currently hamper the development of the health sector are the restrictions on import of goods, medicines and components, a low level of access to innovative technologies, reduction of the investment climate. The sustainability of the health system can be ensured through the necessary funding.

Keywords: economic security, investment, innovation, healthcare


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