The issue of the availability of health services and queues for examinations and specialists has been controversial and hotly debated for years. The release of funding limits for MRI and CT examinations in April 2019 resulted in a significant reduction in waiting times in queues, but an increasing trend has been observed since 2021. One reason for this is the low availability of radiologists and equipment used for imaging diagnosis.
According to the Health at Glance 2023 report, Poland has one of the lowest rates among OECD countries in terms of the number of MRI, CT and PET scanners per million inhabitants.
We fare no better in terms of the number of examinations performed (CT, RM, PET). The average among OECD countries is 254 examinations per 1,000 inhabitants. In Poland
Only 171 of them are performed, which puts us 6th from last in the ranking. We are only ahead of Costa Rica. Romania, Bulgaria, Chile and the United ...