Monday, September 21, 2009

Health care in France

Many thanks to Craig McGinty and his excellent website for this link.

The NY Times ran a most instructive article today on healthcare in France.

You can read the whole text here.

So far we have only good things to say about the system over here, even though (or maybe because) our family doctor is just about the most eccentric person I've ever met.

The children love him and he has a real knack of putting them at ease. Our youngest was ill last year and we had to see an emergency stand in who prescribed all kinds of pills.

We took her (and the collection of tablets) to see our doc the next day and he promptly rounded up this mightily expensive phalanx of bottles and popped them in his bin.

"Puce (little flea) - you've got a virus and antibiotics are no use. Go to bed, get daddy to read you plenty of stories and drink lots of water or decent red wine".

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