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A prescription for movement from the Ministry of Health

MedExpress Team


Published May 29, 2023 08:39

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The Draft Regulation of the Minister of Health on the pilot program "Prescription for Movement" has been submitted for consultation. Lack of sufficient physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic, spending many hours in front of the computer, stress and eating between meals had a negative impact on the well-being, health and figure of Poles . The COVID-19 pandemic period caused fatalities in many countries, huge material losses, exacerbated the phenomenon of social inequalities in health and the health effects of insufficient physical activity on all segments of society.

The purpose of the pilot program is to evaluate the organization and effectiveness of coverage of recipients with diagnosis and prevention of the most common health problems for which physical activity is recommended, supplemented by the implementation of individual training and nutrition programs tailored to the capabilities and needs of the recipient. The draft regulation proposes that the pilot program be extended to recipients who are at least 25 years old. Under the pilot program, health care services will be provided within the scope defined in Article 15(2)(1), (2), (5) and (9) of the Act of August 27, 2004 on health care services financed from public funds. The scope and type of health care services provided under the pilot program, the conditions for their organization, provision and the manner of settlement of these benefits, as well as the scheme of treatment of a beneficiary qualified for the pilot program are specified in the Annex to t...

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