French doctors grumble at healthcare reforms

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 09 May 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1407
  1. Alexander Dorozynski
  1. Paris

    French doctors are gradually adapting to a new system of health care introduced in 1997 to control escalating health costs, although many are doing so reluctantly.

    By last month more than a tenth of French GPs had signed a contract with the health insurance branch of France's social security organisation to serve as “referring doctors,” and about 160000 patients had signed a …

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