Panel Counts

FRANCE

French Healthcare Coverage is universal, covered by National Health Insurance (NHI), and is often rightly praised for the quality of the treatment and the level accessibility it offers to patients. The health system in France is dominated by solo-based, fee-for service private practice for ambulatory care and public hospitals for acute institutional care, among which patients are free to navigate and be reimbursed under NHI. The entire population must pay compulsory health insurance—a premium isdeducted from all employees’ pay automatically roughly at 5.25% on earned income, capital and winnings from gambling and at 3.95% on benefits (pensions and allowances). After paying the doctor’s or dentist’s fee, a proportion is reimbursed. This is around 75 to 80% but can be as much as 100%. The balance is effectively a copayment paid for by the patient but it can also be recovered if the patient pays a regular premium to a voluntary health insurance scheme (more than 99% of the population as e very worker is entitled, per law, to access to a company subsidized plan).

Total expenditure on health as % of GDP: 11.50

WHO organizational ranking: 1

Specialty Universe % of Reach
Allergists/Immunologists 700 14%
Anesthesiologists 10,726 7%
Cardiologists 6,226 16%
Critical Care/Intensive Care N/A N/A
Dermatologists 4,131 15%
Emergency Medicine N/A N/A
Endocrinologists/Diabetologists 1,542 22%
ENT 3,700 11%
Gastroenterologists 3,450 16%
General Surgeons 3,699 15%
General/Family Practitioners 104,007 5%
Geriatricians 2,125 14%
Hematologists/Hematology-Oncologists 235 22%
Infectious Diseases 538 11%
Specialty Universe % of Reach
Internal Medicine 2,479 26%
Nephrologists 1,186 18%
Neurologists 1,898 23%
Nurses 9,300 15%
OB/GYNs 5,346 14%
Oncologists 616 61%
Ophthalmologists 5,613 14%
Orthopaedists 2,483 24%
Pediatricians 7,009 14%
Pharmacists 70,247 20%
Psychiatrists 13,894 5%
Pulmonologists 2,757 19%
Radiologists 5,800 10%
Rheumatologists 2,659 13%
Urologists 754 34%