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Compensation benefit through the eyes of the doctors' self-government: low amount, questionable valorization and unclear terms

MedExpress Team

Piotr Wójcik

Published Jan. 22, 2024 10:29

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The compensation benefit amounts are too low, and the regulation lacks mechanisms to mandate their valorization, the Presidium of the Supreme Medical Council points out. There are also doubts about how to understand "inability to live independently.

The Law on Patients' Rights and Patients' Ombudsman has set lower and upper limits on the amount of compensation benefit for one medical event for one applicant - it is from PLN 2,000 to PLN 200,000 in the case of bodily injury or health disorder or infection with a biological pathogen, and from PLN 20,000 to PLN 100,000 in the case of a patient's death. These are to be values that are indexed annually for inflation. However, it is unclear what will happen to the valuation of individual benefits that are not equal to the minimum or maximum value.

- Since the law provides that the compensa...

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