The health care system in Poland


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Poland’s health care system is one of the most important aspects of life. It is a system that is a source of care and availability of medical services for all residents of the country. It helps treat diseases that are a part of everyone’s life, and allows for quick medical intervention. By 2020, 11.2 billion euros had been spent to strengthen the health care system. Since then, the number of health care facilities has increased by 3.2% and the number of people employed by 4.1%. According to the latest data collected in 2021, there are about one million people employed in the healthcare system. Among them are qualified medical personnel, medical technicians, outpatient and inpatient workers, as well as other specialized groups. Poland often has a shortage of qualified medical personnel, so the Polish health care system is increasing its domestic workforce. Poland is one of the few countries that offer access to free or partially free treatment. According to the data, in 2020, 4.9 million people had access to free health care services. Despite all the efforts put into developing Poland’s health care system, there is still a lot of work to be done to improve its quality. As in other countries, it is difficult to access medical services in the evening and on holidays in Poland. There is also still low availability of specialized medical equipment and medicines. Much work needs to be done to improve the quality of healthcare services, as well as to increase access to free medical services.