France tightens up controls on foreign doctors

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 12 November 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1253
  1. A Dorozynski

    The French government is planning new laws to stop the influx of “foreign doctors” (medecins etrangers) into the country and to ban those already working from taking private patients. Nearly 8000 of the 180 000 doctors in France are foreign doctors; they may, however, be French nationals - the term applies only to where they got their degree. Many of them qualified in north Africa and the Middle East, and more than half of them have acquired French nationality.

    Such doctors do not have the same rights as French …

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