The healthcare sector is getting dangerously close to the edge of the precipice. However, PwC experts believe that appropriate reforms may steer it towards a modern course.
— Dynamic entities open to new technologies have the most to win. The capacity to quickly adapt to expected shifts in financing will be key. Smaller hospitals far from agglomerations may have it tougher — says Szymon Piątkowski, leader of the healthcare team at PwC.
Entrepreneurs are not afraid of trends and changes, even unfavourable ones, as they are confident of their ability to adapt — they fear a policy that may suddenly exclude them from the market. Andrzej Mądrala, Vicepresident of Employers of Poland, thinks that even if the sector faced the challenges head-on, the policy may mean that private entrepreneurs benefit less, He cites the new government’s announcements regarding the establishment of a public hospital network with a guarantee of public financing. — These proclamations are a cause of concern for the private sector. Both parts — private and public — complement each other perfectly and their coexistence is beneficial for patients — says Andrzej Mądrala.