The first data illustrating work efficiency of health centres in this country are presented. They suggest the necessity to change both the strategy of activities and the patient population. Studies on variability of cardiac rhythms and characteristics of vegetative status in adolescents showed that the equipment used is poorly adapted to the purpose.
The neurological morbidity among the population of the Kemerovo Region in the period of 1966-1975 was studied, and detailed examinations of the population were carried out. On the basis of the data obtained a prognosis of the neurological morbidity for 1985 was formulated using the extrapolation method. The neurological morbidity in 1985 was predicted at a level of 112 cases per 1,000 of the population. Data on the actual and predicted structure of the neurological morbidity are presented. A statistically significant relationship between the number of neurological cases revealed and the number of patients' visits of neuropathologists is demonstrated. For complete disclosure and registration of neurological cases the scope of the neurological aid should be expanded.