Efektywność ekonomiczna samorządu terytorialnego w polityce zdrowotnej Polski na tle aktualnej sytuacji zdrowotnej w Unii Europejskiej
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The Cost-Eectiveness of Local Government in Poland’s Health Policy Against the Background of the Current Health Situation in the EUAt the beginning of this article the genesis of public health is presented, both in the Polish and European context. Then the current health situation of Polish society is assessed in comparison with other European Union citizens, on the basis of one subjective indicator (opinion concerning one’s health) and two objective ones (life expectancy and mortality rate). Further, the tasks of local government in Poland are presented in the public health area and the definition of effectiveness is given, in the context of which the ways of funding public health measures by the local government are described and the structure of expenditures of the local government in the public health area are compared with other expenditures from the local government’s budget. In the conclusion of the article, the results are described of the 1999 reform in the area of cost-effective funding of tasks in the area of public health at local level.
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