Terms used in official statistics

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Performing the job of a doctor is providing by a person having required qualifications, confirmed with appropriate documents, health services, in particular: examining health state, diagnosing diseases and preventing them, treatment and rehabilitation of the sick and ill, providing consultations as well as issuing medical statements and opinions.

Conducting research works in the area of medical sciences or health promotion as well as professional training are also understood as practising the profession of a doctor. The district doctor's chamber grants the right to perform the job of a doctor.

  • Act of 5 December 1996 on Professions of Doctor and Dentist
    Place of publication: (Dz. U. z 2023 r. poz. 1516, z późn. zm.)

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GUS – Departament Badań Społecznych i Rynku Pracy