The results of the National Health Account for the year 2011 published by the Central Statistical Office (the CSO) show that the share of health spending in the GDP of Poland declined year on year by 0.1 % - to 6.9 % - while the share of public spending in total expenditure decreased by 0.9%. - Only in Estonia less money is spent on health than it is in Poland – comments Andrzej Mądrala, the vice-president of the Employers of Poland.
- It can be assumed that next year the private spending in total health care costs will be even higher - says Andrzej Mądrala, the vice-president of the Employers of Poland. Firstly, it will result from the so-called Reimbursement Act coming into force, which reduced the level of public spending on drugs; and secondly, from the stabilization of the budget of the National Health Fund, which will shift the demand outside the public system.
In his view, we need the so-called road map of changes in health care. - We look forward to a serious, substantive discussion and decisive action of the Ministry of Health. The CSO data show that one should consider a reassessment of the health care financing so that the size of spending can come close to the EU average at least – ends the vice-president of the Employers of Poland.