Health care in Poland - Statistics & Facts

Published by Conor Stewart, Jan 17, 2019
Since 2010 annual health expenditure per capita in Poland has increased year-on-year, as in 2016 approximately 3,188 Polish zloty was spent per person on health. The number of practicing physicians per 1,000 inhabitants was 2.42 in 2016, although the number of nurses has steadily declined since 2011. Additionally, the amount of hospital beds in Poland has remained relatively stable since 2010, staying at approximately 252 thousand.

The infant mortality rate in Poland has decreased significantly since 2006, in 2016 the figure was 4 deaths per 1,000 births. The life expectancy at birth in 2016 was 77.5 years, there has been a slight increase to this figure since 2006 when it was approximately 75 years. Almost 20 percent of adults aged 25 to 44 years are living with a chronic disease, while the most prevalent cause of death in 2016 was circulatory diseases as it was responsible for 365 deaths per 100,000 people.

Although 83 percent of Poles consult with a doctor at least once a year, there is little faith among the Polish population towards their health services. Only 14 percent of people surveyed would rate the quality of healthcare they have access to as good, while 67 percent also believe that the health system frequently lets patients down.

While only 7 percent of respondents in Poland have encountered telemedicine, 40 percent indicated that they would be happy to use it in future. Additionally, over a quarter of Polish people have used fitness apps in the past 12 months.

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