Patients will face significant changes in the operation of the Basic Medical Care clinic. They will come into force in October
Changes in the functioning of POZ.
According to the “Money” portal, the Ministry of Health introduces changes in the activities of primary care physicians. Family doctors can order more diagnostic tests and consult with doctors of other specialties. Dietary advice is also to be more widely available. On Thursday, September 29, an ordinance of the Minister of Health was issued giving the green light to introduce these changes. The new regulations will come into force in October this year.
Changes to family doctors
Patients using the services of Primary Healthcare physicians (hereinafter POZ) will have access to more diagnostic tests. In the regulation issued by the head of the Ministry of Health, the term of initial advice has been specified in more detail. This advice is aimed at confirming or excluding the presence of a given disease in a patient.
GPs will be able to issue referrals for a larger number of diagnostic tests, including those in the area of cardiology, diabetology, pulmonology and allergology, which on the one hand is to shorten the queues to specialists, and on the other hand, it will facilitate the detection of the most common chronic diseases and faster response to their occurrence.
Doctors about changes
Doctors commenting on the introduced changes indicate that the regulation is in fact just a starting point for a discussion on how to implement the adopted assumptions in practice.
“We consider the idea for coordinated care to be good, but the project in its current shape is impossible to implement in all facilities, and such a promise has been made to patients” – says Jacek Krajewski, the president of the Zielonog & oacute; rski Agreement.
The changes included in the regulation are to enter into force on October 1. This does not mean that patients will already be able to take advantage of the new opportunities. Minister Adam Niedzielski reminded that patients may change the current facility, if this, it will not implement extended possibilities.
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