Regional distribution of health care non-financial resources in Poland

Paulina Ucieklak-Jeż , Agnieszka Bem , Paweł Prędkiewicz , Rafał Siedlecki

Abstract

Redistribution of infrastructure resources in the hospital health care sector can affect both the competitiveness, as well as inequalities in access to services. The aim of the study is to analyse the relationship between redistribution of health care system􀇯s infrastructural resources at regional level. This research try to assess inequalities in health care resources in Poland and competitiveness at regional level, calculated using indicators of concentration. We indicate regions with insufficient resources and regions well equipped with infrastructure, diagnostic equipment and medical staff. The following hypothesis are formulated: (H1) there is a stable level of concentration of infrastructural resources in Poland in the period 2008–2016; (H2) the concentration of non-financial resources is uneven between the voivodships in the years 2014–2016. To verify the hypotheses we use indicators of concentration i.e. Hannah-Kay, Rosenbluth/Hall-Tideman, Gini coefficient. We found, that at the country level a varied level of concentration of non-financial resources can be observed – in the case of hospital beds and operating rooms it is definitely lower,than in the case of diagnostic equipment. What's more, it is confirmed that the level of concentration not to increase in time. The data come from The Centre of Health Information Systems and cover the period 2008–2016 for NTS1 and 2014–2016 for NTS2
Author Paulina Ucieklak-Jeż - Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa (UJD)
Paulina Ucieklak-Jeż,,
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, Agnieszka Bem (MISaF / IZF / DoCFaPF)
Agnieszka Bem,,
- Department of Corporate Finance and Public Finance
, Paweł Prędkiewicz (ES / DF)
Paweł Prędkiewicz,,
- Department of Finance
, Rafał Siedlecki (MISaF / IZF / DoCFaPF)
Rafał Siedlecki,,
- Department of Corporate Finance and Public Finance
Pages646-655
Publication size in sheets0.5
Book Kapounek Svatopluk, Krutilova Veronika (eds.): 21th Annual International Conference Conference. Enterprise and Competitive Environment. Conference Proceedings, 2018, Mendel University in Brno, ISBN 9788075095619, 745 p.
Keywords in Englishhealth care, non-financial resources, redistribution, Hannah-Kay, Rosenbluth/ Hall-Tideman, Gini coefficient
URL http://ece.mendelu.cz/wcd/w-rek-ece/ece2018_fin.pdf
Languageen angielski
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