As of November 1, 2023, preventive mammography on the National Health Service can be done by ladies between the ages of 45 and 74, and cytology by ladies between the ages of 25 and 64. The idea is to detect breast cancer and cervical cancer as early as possible and to be able to treat them more effectively. The premise is laudable and laudable, and the tests are free, which in theory should contribu...
More women can get cytology and mammography starting in November. Attendance success is not there, however
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- In the case of preventive examinations, mammography and cytology, we are again dealing with dualism very characteristic of the Ministry of Health and the National Health Fund. The assumptions are good, but they don't stand up to a clash with reality," says the president of the Regional Medical Council in Szczecin, Michal Bulsa. What is the problem? Primary care clinics will not expand the spectrum of their examinations, because the level of reimbursement from the National Health Fund is too small to cover the costs of, for example, hiring a midwife or buying equipment.