Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Physician Supply in France. The National Council of the Order of Physicians (CNOM) issued an Atlas describing the supply of doctors in France. The major points covered in the Atlas centered on feminization, growth in the number of retired physicians, a decline in the shoift to over-doctored regions and an increase in the number of doctors trained outside France. The total number of physicians enrolled in the Order was 271,970 as of 1 January 2013, with 215,865 fully active in practice and 56,105 retired or semi-retired. Part-time doctors are responsible for the small recent increase in the number of "effective" physicians with an increase of 8%, while the number of registered physicians in active practice decreased slightly (- 0.12%) in the last year. Specialists grew in number while generalists fell...this trend is anticipated to continue over the next decade. Of practicing physicians, 92,851 are in private practice and 85,876 are employees (65.8% of these are in hospitals); 20,558 have a mixed practice structure. The distribution of physicians continues to show a pattern of high density in the south and around Paris and lower density elsewhere.

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