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Refugees in the Polish health care system

MedExpress Team

Medexpress

Published April 14, 2023 15:08

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Half a billion zlotys was spent by Poland on health care services for Ukrainian refugees during the ten months of 2022, according to data provided by the National Health Fund in February, a year after Russia invaded our eastern neighbor. The benefits are primarily primary health care, which, together with outpatient specialized care, account for more than 85 percent of the services provided. What does the data show?

More than 235,000 refugees were assisted in primary care centers, more than 74,000 in AOS. Just over 40,000 people were hospitalized, and refugee women gave birth to 4,300 children during this period.

Dry data tell us little, but one can surmise that the scale of refugees' use of the health care system is not something the government would (could) want to boast about excessively, for if it were the other...

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