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Adult intensive therapy services contracted by the National Health Fund in 2012

Anna Piechota, Mariusz Piechota
Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther 2012;44(3):123-129.

open access

Vol 44, No 3 (2012 Jul-Sep)
Original and clinical articles
Published online: 2012-10-22
Submitted: 2012-10-22
Accepted: 2012-10-22

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Limited financial resources of the National Health Fund (NHF) affect the extent of funding allocated for intensive therapy services. The objective of the study was to analyse the levels of funding the departments of anaesthesiology and intensive therapy are provided with by NHF regional branches in 2012.

METHODS: Websites of NHF regional branches were surveyed to obtain the data about the therapeutic entities containing departments of anaesthesiology and intensive therapy, whose services were contracted by NHF in 2012. The contract value, number of contracted points and price of a point were determined for each department. Moreover, based on preliminary survey of the National Official Register of Economic Entities (REGON), the number of intensive therapy beds in the departments in question was calculated.

RESULTS: The highest expenditure on adult intensive therapy per one citizen was found in the West Pomeranian, Podlasie and Lesser Poland provinces whereas the lowest one in Swietokrzyskie, Pomeranian and Lublin provinces.

CONCLUSION: Funds allocated by NHF for services of departments of anaesthesiology and intensive therapy are insufficient.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Limited financial resources of the National Health Fund (NHF) affect the extent of funding allocated for intensive therapy services. The objective of the study was to analyse the levels of funding the departments of anaesthesiology and intensive therapy are provided with by NHF regional branches in 2012.

METHODS: Websites of NHF regional branches were surveyed to obtain the data about the therapeutic entities containing departments of anaesthesiology and intensive therapy, whose services were contracted by NHF in 2012. The contract value, number of contracted points and price of a point were determined for each department. Moreover, based on preliminary survey of the National Official Register of Economic Entities (REGON), the number of intensive therapy beds in the departments in question was calculated.

RESULTS: The highest expenditure on adult intensive therapy per one citizen was found in the West Pomeranian, Podlasie and Lesser Poland provinces whereas the lowest one in Swietokrzyskie, Pomeranian and Lublin provinces.

CONCLUSION: Funds allocated by NHF for services of departments of anaesthesiology and intensive therapy are insufficient.

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Keywords

healthcare services, National Health Fund; healthcare services, intensive therapy, department of anaesthesiology and intensive therapy; department of anaesthesiology and intensive therapy, therapy for adults, financial resources

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Title

Adult intensive therapy services contracted by the National Health Fund in 2012

Journal

Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy

Issue

Vol 44, No 3 (2012 Jul-Sep)

Pages

123-129

Published online

2012-10-22

Bibliographic record

Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther 2012;44(3):123-129.

Keywords

healthcare services
National Health Fund
healthcare services
intensive therapy
department of anaesthesiology and intensive therapy
department of anaesthesiology and intensive therapy
therapy for adults
financial resources

Authors

Anna Piechota
Mariusz Piechota

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