The Supreme Medical Council appreciates the results of BioStat® research on the image of doctors


The Centre for Studies, Analyses and Information of the Supreme Medical Council has analysed the current image of the health care system based on data gathered during independent research carried out in 2018 by our company and by the Public Opinion Research Centre (pl.CBOS).

We have conducted surveys of Poles’ opinions on doctors – in the scope of a professional group, and on the functioning of some elements of the healthcare system – twice in June and in December 2018. The research showed that the majority of Poles appreciate the medical competence of Polish doctors. In total, 69% of respondents agreed with the statement that doctors are competent in diagnosing diseases. On the other hand, the Poles are significantly different in terms of trust in doctors. Half of the respondents declared trust in doctors with whom they consult their health conditions or who treat them. At the same time, a slightly lower percentage (42%) of respondents claimed that they have little or very little confidence in them.

The analysis made by Agnieszka Kilijanek-Cieślik from NIL, points out the high and persistent authority, despite the difficulties in providing the patient with important information about his/her health.

The research called “Doctors in public opinion polls 2018” was carried out in December 2018, while the “Pole at the doctor” research is conducted periodically.

Our research with a detailed results interpretation can be found at:

Report „Lekarze w badaniach opinii społecznej 2018”