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Types of Private Financing of Medical Care by Patients in Poland


  • Ma³gorzata Paszkowska

    (Department of Administrative Law, University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszów)


The share of privately paid medical care is steadily increasing. Polish patients pay immediately for single services and may also privately conclude the contracts for medical insurance or subscription (steady access to complex private medical care). The aim of this paper is to draw the reader’s attention to the possibilities a Polish patient has of obtaining complex private medical care. The paper describes the range of services which are guaranteed for all patients insured by National Health Fund (financed from public resources) and contracts of private health insurance and medical subscription.

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  • Ma³gorzata Paszkowska, 2011. "Types of Private Financing of Medical Care by Patients in Poland," "e-Finanse", University of Information Technology and Management, Institute of Financial Research and Analysis, vol. 7(3), pages 59-74, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:rze:efinan:v:7:y:2011:i:3:p:59-74

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    health service; financing; patient; National Health Fund; health insurance; medical subscription;

    JEL classification:

    • K12 - Law and Economics - - Basic Areas of Law - - - Contract Law
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets


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