Important information for patients. The rules for using sanatoriums are about to change. It will be a real revolution
What changes await senatorial patients?
As reported by the portal” Rynek Zdrowia “, changes in the functioning of sanatoria will be a real revolution. Both the rules on which patients are qualified to stay in the spa, as well as the subsidies for the stay and the settlement of benefits, are to be changed. The reciprocal system of admitting patients is to be forgotten. What will replace it? When will the planned changes come into force?
Changes in spa treatment
The Ministry of Health is working on a draft of changes in the functioning of sanatoriums. The ministry plans to introduce a provision that would allow patients to decide where and when they would like to go to the sanatoirum. Michał Dziegielewski from the Ministry of Health argues that these changes are aimed at restoring the healing function of health resorts.
Dziegielowski noted that at the moment the ministry was working on three legal acts. Two of them are regulations, the third is a draft amendment to the act on benefits provided by healthcare entities.
What is going to change?
One of the assumptions of the planned changes is the introduction of e-referrals to sanatoriums. Patients would be able to choose not only the sanatorium they want to go to. The camp model, which would stop filling empty beds with patients currently awaiting sanatorium treatment, would also disappear.
Patients' qualifications for sanatorium treatment would be conducted by health resort doctors. It is at the spas that it would be necessary to correspond with patients and plan what the sanatorium treatment process will look like.
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