Improving the allocation of health care resources in Poland (2015)



Poland has been going through a series of health care reforms with the intention of further improving its health care system. While some changes have been successfully initiated, access to health care remains inequitable and - to some extent - limited; also further improvement is needed in the efficient operation and coordination of the health care system. With better allocation and/or utilization of health care resources it should be possible to reach an approximation to European levels of health status. The aim of the report is to explore ways in which the macro-level resource allocation can be improved to best serve the purposes of the Polish health care system, and to propose methods to pursue this development process. To accomplish this, the Polish context and the aims of strategic resource allocation were explored, international literature on macro level resource allocation was reviewed and tools, methods, practices and procedures for further improvement are proposed.