The report helps businesses gain a unique insight into the socio-economic dynamics, and helps analyze how they affect healthcare systems and their evolution. It can serve as a valuable tool with actionable guidance for sales, marketing, R&D and business managers with industry related interests.
Four chapters cover the numerical and written analysis for the following topics: Economic Outlook (38 Key industry indicators), The Healthcare System (HC system structures), Reforms (restructuring, re-engineering or austerity efforts) and the Healthcare Market (Capital Equipment, Medical Devices, Disposables and Pharmaceuticals).
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- The latest data shows that the Polish economy is growing at a rate of 3.5 percent (nominal growth) annually.
- This is the highest growth rate observed since 2011. The next few years are expected to
maintain Poland’s recent growth trend.
- Unemployment in Poland is on the high side at 10.3 percent, however; it has decreased from the rates observed in the previous 2 years (i.e. 11 percent).
- The inflation in 2015 is around 2.2 percent coming from 2 percent in 2014 and it is expected to decrease even further in 2016.
The Healthcare System:
- Polish Healthcare expenditures represent about 6.5 percent of the GDP and about 70 percent of that stems from public funding.
- The Polish universal healthcare system is funded through general government revenues and social security funds in addition to out-of-pocket payments (oop).
- The MoH centrally regulates and finances most healthcare services and infrastructure. The 16 territorial self-governments also provide some funding and operate under the MoH.
- Population ageing and the steady increase of chronic diseases (e.g. diabetes, mental illness, and cancers) will continue to drive up healthcare spending.
- The commercialization of hospitals that are unable to sustain themselves financially (ongoing).
- The expansion of the DRG system into more areas of healthcare.
- An expansion in the use of information technology into all areas of healthcare.
- Interventions to address the issue of healthcare provider debt.
- Reforms to address the issue of “ineffective allocation of funds.
- Although the developing healthcare system in Poland has resulted in a wide array of business opportunities for a variety of providers, profit margins have not lived up to the optimistic forecasts of previous years.
- Business opportunities exist in the areas of: Imaging diagnostics, private services, IT and pharmaceuticals.
Includes tables centralizing all relevant data on socio-demographics, macroeconomics and national Healthcare.
National Care Provision data:
Provides an overview of the Healthcare demographics: Nation Care provision data, Intensive Care units, Operating rooms, Emergency Rooms, Hospital services, Healthcare professionals.
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