An efficient hospital network is a key element of providing access to effective healthcare. However, the location of hospitals and the medical procedures available should dependent on actual needs of the population of a given region.
Excessively large medical entities offering medical procedures for which there is no corresponding demand generate high costs. Adapting the Polish hospital landscape to patients’ needs may be facilitated by a thorough analysis of the situation to be presented at the I Healthcare Congress of Employers of Poland, to be held on September 29-30th.
The scope of the challenge is illustrated by the fact that every year over 7 mln people, nearly every fifth Pole, uses hospital service. Over 180 000 hospital beds are available. 205 000 people work in hospitals: over 83 000 doctors and 102 000 nurses.
According to Employers of Poland, the accessibility of hospital services should be based on maps of healthcare needs. Today, when the process of readying such maps is underway, the key question is which hospitals should secure particular needs. In order to provide an answer an analysis of how to allocate assets in the most effective manner possible, both for the patients and the system.