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Strategies, means and models of health care in the Polish maritime industry, 1945-2007

Bogdan Jaremin
International Maritime Health 2009;60(1-2):75-76.

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Vol 60, No 1-2 (2009)
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Submitted: 2013-02-18
Published online: 2009-12-17

Abstract

Aim. To define, characterize, and explain the main goals and tools used for the functioning of health care in the Polish maritime industry.
Background. The Polish merchant and fishing fleet grew significantly after 1945, and the number of the national seamen and deep-sea fishermen reached about 50 000 in the 1970s. But in the last two decades the number of Polish merchant ships and fishing boats has gradually decreased, and fewer crewmembers are employed on them. The analysis of the occupational health policy in the maritime industry in Poland points at the different strategies used and the means and models applied throughout the years for the organization of health care for seafarers.
Materials and methods. Analysis included: collection of data on morbidity and mortality among seamen, fishermen, and other maritime workers; health care systems for seafarers onboard ships and on land; prevention of diseases and accidents among crewmembers; pre-employment and periodic medical examinations and health standards for seafarers; and legal regulations. The main principles governing the model of health care for workers in this branch of industry in Poland in the years 1945-2007 were presented.
Results. Three different strategies, means, and models of health care in the Polish maritime industry were employed during this period of time.

Abstract

Aim. To define, characterize, and explain the main goals and tools used for the functioning of health care in the Polish maritime industry.
Background. The Polish merchant and fishing fleet grew significantly after 1945, and the number of the national seamen and deep-sea fishermen reached about 50 000 in the 1970s. But in the last two decades the number of Polish merchant ships and fishing boats has gradually decreased, and fewer crewmembers are employed on them. The analysis of the occupational health policy in the maritime industry in Poland points at the different strategies used and the means and models applied throughout the years for the organization of health care for seafarers.
Materials and methods. Analysis included: collection of data on morbidity and mortality among seamen, fishermen, and other maritime workers; health care systems for seafarers onboard ships and on land; prevention of diseases and accidents among crewmembers; pre-employment and periodic medical examinations and health standards for seafarers; and legal regulations. The main principles governing the model of health care for workers in this branch of industry in Poland in the years 1945-2007 were presented.
Results. Three different strategies, means, and models of health care in the Polish maritime industry were employed during this period of time.
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Keywords

health care; maritime industry; medical strategies and means

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Title

Strategies, means and models of health care in the Polish maritime industry, 1945-2007

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 60, No 1-2 (2009)

Article type

Other materials agreed with the Editors

Pages

75-76

Published online

2009-12-17

Bibliographic record

International Maritime Health 2009;60(1-2):75-76.

Keywords

health care
maritime industry
medical strategies and means

Authors

Bogdan Jaremin

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