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Eur J Health Econ. 2005 Dec;Suppl:58-65.

Definition of the "health benefit basket" in poland.

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Jagiellonian University Medical College, Crakow, Poland. akozierkiewicz@wp.pl

Abstract

The subject of "health benefit basket" has been hotly debated for years among the Polish public, but until recently the debate has tended to be largely theoretical and abstract and therefore has lacked an effect on public policy. The situation changed in 2004, for two reasons: first the verdict of the Constitutional Tribunal invalidating the existing health insurance law and, second, Poland's accession to the European Union. The first problem was solved in part by defining a list of specific exclusions in the law and a promise to establish an institution for health technology assessment. The second issue remains open, although to some extend it is being dealt with legally by regulations issued from the Ministry of Health on acceptable waiting times for health services.

PMID:
16258749
PMCID:
PMC1388086
DOI:
10.1007/s10198-005-0320-3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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