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Polish Medicine Attracts Patients from Abroad

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The medical services market in Poland is yet to be discovered by foreign patients. This country has a chance to become one of the most important players in the global market. Poland is a country of major medical achievements with outstanding medical personnel and centuries of tradition in natural resources therapies.

According to EuroHealth Consumer Index 2012, healthcare in Poland is based on respect for patients’ rights. The register of medical practices shows the qualifications and competence of any doctor, from which to obtain treatment. Polish hospitals with state-of-the-art equipment lead in clinical studies including about 500 trials annually which contribute to more than 3 percent of the world’s research.

Most medical tourists come from Germany, Scandinavia, Russia, Great Britain and the United States to benefit from dental services, plastic surgery, neuro- and cardio surgery as well as orthopaedic treatments.

A growing interest among foreign patients in Polish medicine stems not only from lower prices — up to 80 percent compared to Western Europe and the United States — but from an easy access to world-class specialists and high quality services.

Patients enjoy also visiting Polish wellness, spas and health resorts, which are famous for unique climates and great results.

Poland boasts a century-long, unique traditional method of comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation through healthresort therapies. The use of therapeutic waters, muds and salts, and healing properties of the microclimate makes it possible to treat chronic diseases. Orthopaedic diseases are treated in unique health resorts. Also, other diseases can be treated in those resorts including neurological, heart, and gastric. Those

Polish hospitals….lead in clinical studies including 500 trials annually which contribute to more than 3 percent of the world’s research.

additional physical methods could ultimately prevent complex orthopaedic surgeries.

There are more than 200 wellness centers in Poland offering rejuvenating, beauty, weight-loss and rehabilitation treatments.

Once healthy, wellness seekers can visit beautiful cities and savour traditional delicacies of the Polish cuisine. In Poland, tradition meets modernity.

There are more than 200 wellness centers in Poland offering rejuvenating, beauty, weight-loss and rehabilitation treatments.

That’s why under the auspices of the Polish government a Medical Tourism Promotion Project was launched in 2012, financed by the European Union. Activities planned as part of the project include the preparation of modern promotional tools, an international advertising campaign, participation for fairs, organization of trade missions and study tours of journalists and sector representatives.

There is more information available on the official www. Check the best Polish clinics and facilities on our website or contact us for guidance on the best places for treatment,

About the Authors

Ada Kostrz-Kostecka, Ph.D., is director of Polish Medical Tourism Promotion. Dr. Kostra-Kostecka received a doctorate in economics from Cracov University of Economics. She is professionally skilled in business psychology, journalism, technical university, pedagogy educations, finance management, project management, marketing and public relations. In the past, she served as vice president of the Organization of Polish Employers.

Magdalena Rutkowska, M.D., is president and co–owner of Medical Travel Europe, which has helped more than 1,000 patients from abroad in Poland. In addition to Dr. Rutkowska’s medical background, she also possesses a unique combination of managerial, marketing and sales experience.

She assists Polish Medical Tourism Promotion on behalf of the Polish Ministry of Economy. She has more than 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, having worked for companies, such as Eli Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim. She also teaches an M.B.A. program in healthcare program for students in Poland. Www. .

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