The Polish Ministry of Health has recently launched 'Dlapacjenta.mz.gov.pl', a portal providing practical information on the reimbursement of medicines.
Designed as an easy-to-use and convenient information source on medicines reimbursed by the National Health fund, patients are the first target group.
Through the new portal, patients have access to information on all procedures and conditions for the reimbursement of prescribed drugs.
- The formal requirements pertaining to the prescriptions issued by their doctor; and
- The treatment of their prescription at the pharmacy and the applicable options in this respect.
An online search service allows patients to check whether their prescribed medicines qualify for reimbursement as well as the amount or percentage that will be refunded. With the search to they can look up medicines by active ingredient name or by brand name.
The portal is not just for patients; doctors and pharmacists can also make use of this source of information. They can find information on the proper way of filling out and handling a prescription according to the regulations in force. Doctors can also find the list of reimbursed medicines in PDF format, and pharmacists can access the same online search service as patients.
For more information, please visit: www.dlapacjenta.mz.gov.pl
(Adapted from original article on epractice.eu)