How is your experience with public clinic?

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How long do they take to assist people?

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Karas

The Polish healthcare system looks very weak, my family members and I have been using it for years, there is simply no way out. I will only mention one aspect of the grim reality: preventive screenings aimed at detecting cancer in the early stages of the disease, as well as palliative care for incurable patients. Money is often talked about, but there is no discussion about professional culture and humanity. Often healthcare workers believe they are exempt from showing human feelings and emotions, fearing "mistakes during tasks". (I don't mean all employees, but a large percentage). I will give an example from my own experience, I take care of a relative who has been a permanent and frequently hospitalized patient at a psychiatric hospital since 1984. I say now from experience: such care does not exist in Poland. Psychiatrists, psychologists, it's a broad concept... there is no one to turn to for help, let alone a prescription for medication. I think only when there is a tragedy... it may become a topic of public opinion. I understand that there may be individuals with a calling somewhere. So without comparing to Europe, Africa is wild

The Polish healthcare system looks very weak, my family members and I have been using it for years, there is simply no way out. I will only mention one aspect of the grim reality: preventive screenings aimed at detecting cancer in the early stages of the disease, as well as palliative care for incurable patients. Money is often talked about, but there is no discussion about professional culture and humanity. Often healthcare workers believe they are exempt from showing human feelings and emotions, fearing "mistakes during tasks". (I don't mean all employees, but a large percentage). I will give an example from my own experience, I take care of a relative who has been a permanent and frequently hospitalized patient at a psychiatric hospital since 1984. I say now from experience: such care does not exist in Poland. Psychiatrists, psychologists, it's a broad concept... there is no one to turn to for help, let alone a prescription for medication. I think only when there is a tragedy... it may become a topic of public opinion. I understand that there may be individuals with a calling somewhere. So without comparing to Europe, Africa is wild

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Ponczek

It all depends on the country.

Unfortunately, Poland is far behind in terms of terms and availability (when it comes to NFZ).

Private clinics in Poland offer good terms and specialists (but as is often the case in private clinics, we incur high costs).

Switzerland has a well-developed public health service, and in their country, everyone pays for health insurance personally. Thanks to this solution, facilities are tools that collect ratings. Where there is competition, there is always better quality.

I have used public facilities in these two countries and I believe there is a huge difference, and the cost of insurance is not significant at all. But the quality is incomparable.

It all depends on the country.

Unfortunately, Poland is far behind in terms of terms and availability (when it comes to NFZ).

Private clinics in Poland offer good terms and specialists (but as is often the case in private clinics, we incur high costs).

Switzerland has a well-developed public health service, and in their country, everyone pays for health insurance personally. Thanks to this solution, facilities are tools that collect ratings. Where there is competition, there is always better quality.

I have used public facilities in these two countries and I believe there is a huge difference, and the cost of insurance is not significant at all. But the quality is incomparable.

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Karas

In Poland, the medical-pharmaceutical lobby is too strong as a professional group with huge "backing" and powerful financial influences from public funds such as ZUS NHS etc... not to mention huge influences in the Senate itself. It is not in the interest of this "middle not to say upper class" professional group to improve the system. Honest individuals are fighting windmills when it comes to reform. Corruption and nepotism like in medieval church hierarchies. Many people from Poland are experiencing firsthand how the imperfect but more humane healthcare system in Western Europe works, even though insurance premiums are either similar or nonexistent. I mean London, where my senior father is with me and has very high level healthcare. In Poland, seniors have no chance, unless they are from a privileged social class. Of course, I am not putting all healthcare facilities and workers in one basket, there are few exemplary facilities, but a large percentage of those in need never get help. In my humble opinion, not greed! But professional responsibility and personal culture! Not gluttony! Yes, insurance against mistakes! Bearing consequences for decisions and actions! And honest feedback and opinions that influence facilities and doctors. Opening the job market to workers from other countries will increase competition in the closed professional caste and fill gaps with fresh and young team of people. I am not a doctor, I am not familiar with the system, let alone the nuances. Plain and simple, until the patient is treated as a customer in healthcare facilities and clinics, the situation will not improve, because currently it is the opposite, the patient is treated as a necessary evil. I know what I am talking about because I have had numerous, I repeat numerous, interactions with... Polish healthcare privately and through insurance and have very bad experiences and opinions.

In Poland, the medical-pharmaceutical lobby is too strong as a professional group with huge "backing" and powerful financial influences from public funds such as ZUS NHS etc... not to mention huge influences in the Senate itself. It is not in the interest of this "middle not to say upper class" professional group to improve the system. Honest individuals are fighting windmills when it comes to reform. Corruption and nepotism like in medieval church hierarchies. Many people from Poland are experiencing firsthand how the imperfect but more humane healthcare system in Western Europe works, even though insurance premiums are either similar or nonexistent. I mean London, where my senior father is with me and has very high level healthcare. In Poland, seniors have no chance, unless they are from a privileged social class. Of course, I am not putting all healthcare facilities and workers in one basket, there are few exemplary facilities, but a large percentage of those in need never get help. In my humble opinion, not greed! But professional responsibility and personal culture! Not gluttony! Yes, insurance against mistakes! Bearing consequences for decisions and actions! And honest feedback and opinions that influence facilities and doctors. Opening the job market to workers from other countries will increase competition in the closed professional caste and fill gaps with fresh and young team of people. I am not a doctor, I am not familiar with the system, let alone the nuances. Plain and simple, until the patient is treated as a customer in healthcare facilities and clinics, the situation will not improve, because currently it is the opposite, the patient is treated as a necessary evil. I know what I am talking about because I have had numerous, I repeat numerous, interactions with... Polish healthcare privately and through insurance and have very bad experiences and opinions.

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