The Polish health care system is currently undergoing deep rooted organisational and financial changes. As with many other health care systems world-wide a market system is being introduced with both purchasers and providers of health policy makers and the future managers of the health care system. Overcoming these challenges will reguire special skills and knowledge. Drawing upon the experiences of the UK health system, which underwent very similar reforms in the mind 1990’s this book, written by practising managers and academics in the UK and poland. The book presenrs a number of basic pronciples and rules, which health care managers must utilise in order to survive in competitive and market driven environment. It examines the difficulties that the future as the managed market unfolds. The book has been written for use by decision-makers in health care sector including managers, health care providers, payers and organisers of care as well as public health students.