COMPETITIVE CHARACTERISTICS

Beyond world-class medical excellence - and tourism, there are 4 main reasons to be treated in France:

  1. Quality of care path: performed by highly qualified and trained specialists, using latest equipment, medicines and protocols
  2. Fast access to world-class specialists: waiting time is reduced to a minimum
  3. Highly cost-competitive system: below comparable countries’ average
  4. Humane approach and “Liberté-Egalité-Fraternité”: the patient is at the core of the system, with equal access to high quality care

QUALITY OF TREATMENTS

The care paths are performed by highly qualified and trained specialists who have completed years of long and difficult studies and training, whatever their chosen medical specialty.

To become a doctor, for example, the academic program is highly selective through a national “numerus clausus” system where 90% of the initial students fail before others graduate after 10+ years of a demanding cursus.  Failing any one of the theory and practical exams throughout the years of studies, is not an option. 

Whatever the chosen final medical specialty, each doctor goes through the same mandatory cursus at the medical university and in hospitals. 

From the 4th year, each medical student is in daily contact with all the pathologies, care technics and medical professionals, and act as part of a team under the friendly but demanding coaching of their elders.

When operational, the 300,000 doctors and 900,000 medical specialists will keep on working with this team spirit, constantly networking with their national and international colleagues.

To maintain the highest degree of excellence, they are benefiting from the latest equipment, protocols and medicines. In addition, throughout their career, their activity is closely monitored by the French “HAS” (Haute Autorité de la Santé) for their performance and their skills, overseen by the “Ordre des Médecins”, for matters of ethics.

If significant deviation from these demanding performance or ethical standards is observed, it could mean for a medical specialist, being banned for life and in case of legal violation or abuse, referred to a tribunal. 

In addition to maintaining the high standard of performance and ethics, each public and private hospital’s results are published in the media. Each year, a vast communication campaign is organized in the press, where everyone can consult the performance ratings of each hospital, and see their national ranking per pathology category, with a list of detailed criterias.
 

FAST ACCESS TO WORLD-CLASS SPECIALISTS

With 3,065 private and public hospitals well spread over France's territory, 300,000 doctors for 60+ million inhabitants:  the waiting list in most cases is reduced to a minimum, meaning a matter of days - even hours (eg. eye cancer treatment by proton-therapy) -, depending on the emergency of the pathology and the required treatment.

Among these, C3Medical is has special and rapid access to the best.  

COST-EFFICIENCY

According to the latest US Peterson Kaiser Health System Tracker of December 2018, based on official OECD and USA National Health Expenditure statistics, the average French medical ecosystem’s costs rank below average. 

In comparison, similar countries in terms of medical efficiency,  are considerably more expensive: eg. Germany + 17%, Switzerland +63%, USA +109%.  

HUMAN CENTRIC APPROACH - LIBERTE, EGALITE, FRATERNITE

Medicine is not considered as a business in France. It is a national treasure, managed by strict regulations protecting individual rights and privacy

“Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité” - “Freedom, Equality and Brotherhood”, has been France's national motto for over 200 years.

For you and your relatives, it means, you’ll be considered and treated the same as a French citizen and welcomed as such.
 

QUALITY OF TREATMENTS

The care paths are performed by highly qualified and trained specialists who have completed years of long and difficult studies and training, whatever their chosen medical specialty.

To become a doctor, for example, the academic program is highly selective through a national “numerus clausus” system where 90% of the initial students fail before others graduate after 10+ years of a demanding cursus.  Failing any one of the theory and practical exams throughout the years of studies, is not an option. 

Whatever the chosen final medical specialty, each doctor goes through the same mandatory cursus at the medical university and in hospitals. 

From the 4th year, each medical student is in daily contact with all the pathologies, care technics and medical professionals, and act as part of a team under the friendly but demanding coaching of their elders.

When operational, the 300,000 doctors and 900,000 medical specialists will keep on working with this team spirit, constantly networking with their national and international colleagues.

To maintain the highest degree of excellence, they are benefiting from the latest equipment, protocols and medicines. In addition, throughout their career, their activity is closely monitored by the French “HAS” (Haute Autorité de la Santé) for their performance and their skills, overseen by the “Ordre des Médecins”, for matters of ethics.

If significant deviation from these demanding performance or ethical standards is observed, it could mean for a medical specialist, being banned for life and in case of legal violation or abuse, referred to a tribunal. 

In addition to maintaining the high standard of performance and ethics, each public and private hospital’s results are published in the media. Each year, a vast communication campaign is organized in the press, where everyone can consult the performance ratings of each hospital, and see their national ranking per pathology category, with a list of detailed criterias.
 

FAST ACCESS TO WORLD-CLASS SPECIALISTS

With 3,065 private and public hospitals well spread over France's territory, 300,000 doctors for 60+ million inhabitants:  the waiting list in most cases is reduced to a minimum, meaning a matter of days - even hours (eg. eye cancer treatment by proton-therapy) -, depending on the emergency of the pathology and the required treatment.

Among these, C3Medical is has special and rapid access to the best.  

COST-EFFICIENCY

According to the latest US Peterson Kaiser Health System Tracker of December 2018, based on official OECD and USA National Health Expenditure statistics, the average French medical ecosystem’s costs rank below average. 

In comparison, similar countries in terms of medical efficiency,  are considerably more expensive: eg. Germany + 17%, Switzerland +63%, USA +109%.  

HUMAN CENTRIC APPROACH - LIBERTE, EGALITE, FRATERNITE

Medicine is not considered as a business in France. It is a national treasure, managed by strict regulations protecting individual rights and privacy

“Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité” - “Freedom, Equality and Brotherhood”, has been France's national motto for over 200 years.

For you and your relatives, it means, you’ll be considered and treated the same as a French citizen and welcomed as such.