The paper describes changes in the health sector wages in Poland in absolute terms as well as in relation to an average wage in the economy. The period of the analysis covers years 1998-2007, with a special focus on changes since 2004. It has been shown that nominal wages in the health sector have been increasing in the last years. Quite recently also their relation to an average has improved. Observed labour market and sector trends strengthen by a possible future labour supply shortages could have an effect on the increase in medical labour cost share in total costs of the Polish health care system.
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