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Poland reforms its health system

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7161.769 (Published 19 September 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:769
  1. Scott Thompson
  1. Warsaw

    Poland is to adopt a controversial new system to finance health care from the start of 1999. Under the new system all employed people must contribute a tax deductible 7.5% of their gross salary to the healthcare system in one of 16 new administrative regions. Contributions for the unemployed will come from within the state budget.

    In return, Poles will now have the right to choose a family doctor from …

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