Over 13% of clinics with primary health care (POZ) or specialist outpatient health care (AOS) in Poland are located in the Mazowieckie voivodeship. At the same time, the share of private entities in the total number of clinics is one of the lowest in Poland, according to the PMR report.
Warsaw agglomeration: More than half of POZ/AOS clinics
The Mazowieckie voivodeship, which is understandable due to its size, has the largest number of centres with POZ/AOS clinics – over 13% of the total number for Poland. Among them, as many as 43% are in Warsaw, which is the highest percentage among voivodship cities. If, as in the case of other largest cities, we also count neighbouring communes, in the Warsaw agglomeration there will be more than 50% of all offices in the voivodeship.
The smallest number of POZ/AOS outlets is found in distant from Warsaw poviats: Szydlowiec and Zwolensk, which are located at the border with the Swietokrzyskie voivodeship and in the Losice poviat, which is located at the border with the Podlaskie and Lubelskie voivodeships.
Low share of private clinics
The share of clinics operated by private entities in the total number of clinics in the Mazowieckie voivodeship is on one of the lower levels in Poland and amounts to 76% for the whole voivodeship (and 75% for Warsaw). This is related to the location of large public centres (e.g. oncological, clinical, military) offering hospital and outpatient services in the capital city. At the same time, private medical companies (such as LUX MED, Medicover, Enel-Med) operate on a large scale in Warsaw, running medical centres and outpatient clinics there.
Private entities often run POZ clinics
As many as 25 poviats in the Mazowieckie voivodeship, clinics with a profile of POZ are run exclusively by private entities. In Warsaw this share amounts to 86%. As far as the AOS profile is concerned, in 17 poviats they are owned exclusively by private entities. For Warsaw this percentage is 81%, less than the voivodship average (84%).
As in the case of other voivodships, the share of the private sector is the lowest in institutions with both AOS and POZ. Only in four poviats: Gostynin, Salmon, Ostroleka and Zyrardow the share of the private sector is 100%. At the other extreme there are Szydlowiec, Zuromin, Przysucha and Bialobrzegi poviats, where only 22-25% of POZ and AOS clinics are owned by private entities.