2.17.2014

Keep it Simple - the French Way

Good article on the contrast between care for cancer in France vs the United States.

In it the author talks about cancer care her father received in the US and in his native France.
I also didn’t know what the French healthcare system would be like. I’d read it was excellent, but assumed that meant there was better access for the poor and strong primary care. Not better cancer specialists. How could a public hospital in Paris possibly improve on Sloan Kettering’s cancer treatment?
One way, the health insurance system isn't a maze to trap the ill and dying in. With less focus on paying for care, there is more time and attention that can be paid to the patient.

The French Way of Cancer Care is by Anya Schiffrin and worth reading.

 http://blogs.reuters.com/anya-schiffrin/2014/02/12/the-french-way-of-cancer-treatment/

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