Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: LEGAL CONDITIONS AND DETERMINANTS OF QUALITY IN THE POLISH HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
Issue: Vol. 4, No 1a, 2011
Published date: 20-07-2011 (print) / 20-07-2011 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Jacek Michalak
Keywords: legal determinants, healthcare, non-legislative determinants, quality assurance, accreditation
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2011/4-1a/11
Index PUBMS: 1f3b2dbb-aa13-11e7-8eae-080027f4daa0
Language: English
Pages: 166-178 (13)
JEL classification: I10
Website: https://www.economics-sociology.eu/?148,en_legal-conditions-and-determinants-of-quality-in-the-polish-healthcare-system
Abstract

Different definitions of quality are used by various stakeholders in the healthcare system, which influences the understanding and implementation of quality management. The Polish legal regulations directly or indirectly bearing on healthcare quality are presented with regard to the complex structure of Polish healthcare system. The most important aspects of the practical implementation of accreditation and certification systems are discussed with a special focus on European cross-border transfer of patients and doctors in the view of the MARQuIS project completed in 2008. A better understanding of mechanisms and of the interests of different groups of stakeholders is essential, and interdisciplinary research on quality determinants is needed.