In order to engage in medical activities that require significant knowledge and skills acquired over the years of practice, it is also necessary to have working tools – medical equipment of adequate quality in sufficient quantity or quantity; so as to ensure the safety not only of patients but also of medical workers. To ensure this safety, it is also important to organize the work of these people so that they do not lead to fatigue, stress or other factors that may adversely affect medical activities.
In accordance with art. 4 of the Law of 5 December 1996 on the professions of doctor and dentist (consolidated text of the Journal of Laws 2020, point 514, as subsequently amended), the doctor – the main representative of the medical profession, although not the only one – is obliged to practice in in accordance with current medical knowledge, methods and means of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases at his disposal, in accordance with the principles of professional ethics and due diligence.
Physician awareness of current medical knowledge of the principles of professional ethics and due diligence may sometimes not be sufficient – available methods and measures are needed to prevent, diagnose and treat disease. Therefore, the above-mentioned working tools, of adequate quality and in adequate quantity or quantity, as well as the organization of the work of medical professionals who will support an appropriate treatment process, are essential.