For some time, the Minister of Health and the Prime Minister, as well as some other representatives of the government, have been boasting in the media that the current government has greatly improved the situation of public health care. This is evidenced by greater than ever before - and still increasing - outlays on treatment. Reportedly, the law providing for the appropriate level of expenditure (in relation to GDP two years ago) is being implemented even in advance. Let us recall that it predicts that these expenditures will reach 6% of GDP in 2023 (GDP from 2021) and in 2027 - 7% (from 2025). Since an increase in expenditure on public health care has been demanded for years, and only now is it implemented, it best proves - according to the government - that health care is a priority for this government.
This optimistic and positive message, however, is disturbed by another message coming from the person - probably the most important in the ruling camp - from the PiS president. At virtually all meetings with voters, held for several months, the PiS president states that public health care in Poland still does not function well, queues to doctors have not decreased at all (objective research shows that they have increased), and patients complain about "service health” just as they complained before.
What follows from the summary of these opinions.
The amount of expenditure on public health care is not an indicator of its efficiency and functionality. In other words: it is not about spending a lot, but about ensuring that patients who need medical help receive it in a timely manner...
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