French doctors refuse to limit patients to 10 minutes

Doctors’ unions have opposed requests for them to see twice as many patients per hour.

They are being asked to see six an hour, up from the current three – meaning appointments would be limited to 10 minutes.

The aim is to deal with “medical deserts” – those parts of the country where there are not enough doctors.

By 2022, the government says it will partly fund 4,000 jobs for medical assistants to help with welcoming patients, ...

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