Keyword: Jean-Yves Panici

The crisis of France's disappearing rural GPs

Many French rural regions are becoming 'healthcare deserts', where doctors serving as General Practitioners have become a rare and overworked species, unable to cope with patient demand. Elodie Berthaud examines the underlying causes and reports from a region of north-west France where patients are being turned away from surgeries while head-hunters offer villages Romanian doctors - for a 14,325-euro commission.