OECD's 2012 Economic Survey of Poland examines recent economic developments, policies, and prospects. It also includes special chapters covering climate change and health care.
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Executive summary Assessment and recommendations -Towards a soft landing? -The macroeconomic policy mix is appropriate in the baseline scenario -The fiscal framework should be strengthened and made more transparent -There are many possible avenues for further fiscal consolidation in the medium term -Structural reforms can boost economic performance -Improving the health-care system -Climate-change policies: minimising the costs of GHG emissions reduction -Bibliography -Annex: Progress in structural reform Chapter 1.Improving the health-care system -Structure of the health-care system -Aggregate health outcomes are broadly consistent with the country’s level of development -Addressing the substantial limitations in access to care -Health-related fiscal issues are important but manageable -Improving hospital efficiency -Improving the career prospects of medical staff and reforming generalists’ remuneration -Designing a comprehensive long-term care system -Bibliography -Appendix 1.A1. Progress in structural reform Chapter 2.Climate change policies in Poland – minimising abatement costs -A large GHG-emissions reduction due to economic transformation followed by relative stability -Poland’s large emissions-reduction potential should be realised at least cost via a single carbon price -But explicit and implicit carbon prices vary widely in Poland -Raising the responsiveness to the EU-ETS carbon price signal in order to minimise abatement costs -A cost-efficient support scheme for renewables in electricity generation is desirable in the long run -Electricity mix within the EU-ETS and the scope for direct government intervention. -The role of renewable sources outside electricity production -Improving energy-efficiency policies -Towards a more efficient organisation of the transport sector -Bibliography -Appendix 2.A1. Progress in structural reform