Dietitian on the Medical Services Market in Poland and Other Selected Countries Cover Image

Dietetyk na rynku usług medycznych w Polsce i wybranych krajach
Dietitian on the Medical Services Market in Poland and Other Selected Countries

Author(s): Marcelina Walczak, Grażyna Krasowska- Walczak
Subject(s): Politics, Evaluation research, Health and medicine and law
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: dietician; public health; diet related diseases; epidemic of obesity; health policy;

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the article is to analyse and evaluate the importance of the profession of dietetics in the Polish health care system. Reason for taking research is the global obesity epidemic and the dysfunctionality of the existing system regulation of the profession dietitian in Poland compared with other countries. The existing system of legal and organizational solutions are a major barrier to access by persons with diet-related diseases to necessary medical services or completely prevent you from using them. They cause a lot of other negative health, social and economic effect. Analysis were activities of individual entities that create market for dietary services taking into account the most important public health problems and directions of contemporary health policy. The summary contains the postulate of organizational and functional restructuring of the health care system, involving the inclusion of nutritionists to the system in a wider range. The postulate is part of a recommended modern model of comprehensive health care. Its goal is not only to extend the scope of health services, the reorganization and rationalization of human resources available to the sector, but also to improve the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of the system and increase satisfaction recipients and providers.

  • Issue Year: 13/2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 204 - 215
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish