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France moves towards a GP system

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 05 December 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1545
  1. Alexander Dorozynski
  1. Paris

    The French medical system moved a step closer to the British model last week when a major union of French general practitioners reached an agreement with the health insurance branch of social security, accepting the principle that patients should subscribe to a single general practitioner for treatment and eventual referral to a specialist. Other unions object to the arrangement, and some are calling for strikes next month.

    The agreement, to be signed for four years (1999-2002), was reached …

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