Two thirds of Poles believe that their productivity would increase if their health improved and 68 percent believe that their company should take care of it. The current model of occupational healthcare does not answer contemporary market needs. Changes in the last 20 years mean that the healthcare system does not include large number of working people.
Poles would want to work as long as possible, but fear that health will not let them. According to Anna Rulkiewicz, Vicepresident of Employers of Poland and Chairwoman of Grupa LUX MED, occupational healthcare an element of the Polish healthcare system that could make a much bigger contribution to ensuring citizens’ health. – The Polish healthcare system includes systematic checks which serve as the basis of certificates of a lack of contraindications for work. However, more developed countries are a step ahead: not only aspects of health directly related to work, such as occupational diseases and accidents at work, are a priority – so is the prevention of diseases of affluence – says Anna Rulkiewicz.