Poland’s Policy Context score is slightly below the average. On the positive side, Poland reports a relatively solid asthma strategy and the existence of severe asthma registries. However, Poland’s score is undercut by the absence of severe asthma guidelines, relatively poor alignment of national care guidelines with international guidelines, and limited tobacco control laws. In terms of Access and Care Coverage, Poland also scores below average. Limited access to treatment, including biologics, and diagnostics based on FeNO as well as relatively high unmet needs lower Poland’s score in this category. This is somewhat counterbalanced by high levels of access to diagnostics based on inflammatory phenotyping as well as to specialist care. However, Poland is among the highest scoring in Health System Characteristics, resulting from a lower-than-average number of annual asthma hospitalisations and average number of days in hospital due to asthma and one of the highest numbers of respiratory specialists.
Data from the Severe Asthma Index revealed the following key insights about severe asthma care in Poland
Provides further insights into how Poland scores across each Index category
Guidelines, strategies, and policies related to the management of severe asthma and health outcomes
Regulations and practices concerning public payor coverage for and availability of diagnostic and treatment services for severe asthma
Indicators related to clinical management and economic impact of severe asthma and recording of patient health data
Information about the health impact of severe asthma and severe asthma comorbidities
Factors impacting prevention, management, and exacerbations of severe asthma
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