STATISTICS

Please see below some key French healthcare system and health industry statistics:

1.175 MILLION MEDICAL PERSONNEL

•    220,000 doctors, of which 117,000 specialists
•    73,500 pharmacists
•    42,000 dentists
•    640,000 nurses
•    81,000 kinesiotherapists
 

MEDICAL ACTIVITY (2017)

•    6.5 million surgical operations
•    30 million hospitalizations, in-patient and out-patient  
•    6,100 transplants, 300 per working day, out of which 62% for kidney, 22% for liver, 8% of heart (2 per day), 6% for lungs, 2% for pancreas – Highest European activity and success rate in Europe with 97.6% success 
•    1,2 million cancer patients treated, half of them for digestive, breast and skin cancers, 30% by out-patient treatment
•    Chemotherapy sessions: 2,7 million 
•    Cancer surgeries: 465,643, out of which 100,000 breast surgery: partial cancer surgery (tumorectomy and quadrantectomy) represents 60% (total mastectomy: 40%)
•    Radiotherapy: 216,400 patients, 2,1 million sessions, 55% performed by public hospitals and 45% by private
 

HEALTH INDUSTRY AND RESEARCH

  • 455,000 direct jobs (and related) across the entire sector, including 5% of direct jobs in the new digital healthcare sector
  • € 90 billion turnover, 6% of French industrial employment
  • 3rd largest export sector, with exports worth € 34 billion for the entire sector, i.e. 10% of France’s industrial exports (excluding energy and aeronautics)
  •  455,000 direct jobs (and related) across the entire sector, including 5% of direct jobs in the new digital healthcare sector
  • 318 medical research centers
  • 30,000 professionals involved in research activities, i.e. 15% of R&D personnel across all sectors
  • € 6.7 billion annual investment in R&D, i.e. approximately 20% of total French R&D investment
     

3,065 PUBLIC AND PRIVATE HOSPITALS

  • 1,376 public hospitals, 62% of total 
  • 1,689 private hospitals and clinics, 38% of total
  • 31 medical university and research hospitals
  • 877 hospitals authorized to treat cancer, either surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy, of which 90 hospitals perform all 3 activities
  • 50 hospitals authorized to perform transplants

EQUIPMENT

The French medical ecosystem has one of the world’s largest leading-edge equipment 

•    400,000 beds
•    8,500 surgical theaters
•    240 nuclear medicine centers
•    80+ DaVinci robots
•    3 proton-therapy centers, Curie’s in operation since 1991, N°1 in the world for eye cancers and in top 3 for most other cancer pathologies
 

1.175 MILLION MEDICAL PERSONNEL

•    220,000 doctors, of which 117,000 specialists
•    73,500 pharmacists
•    42,000 dentists
•    640,000 nurses
•    81,000 kinesiotherapists
 

MEDICAL ACTIVITY (2017)

•    6.5 million surgical operations
•    30 million hospitalizations, in-patient and out-patient  
•    6,100 transplants, 300 per working day, out of which 62% for kidney, 22% for liver, 8% of heart (2 per day), 6% for lungs, 2% for pancreas – Highest European activity and success rate in Europe with 97.6% success 
•    1,2 million cancer patients treated, half of them for digestive, breast and skin cancers, 30% by out-patient treatment
•    Chemotherapy sessions: 2,7 million 
•    Cancer surgeries: 465,643, out of which 100,000 breast surgery: partial cancer surgery (tumorectomy and quadrantectomy) represents 60% (total mastectomy: 40%)
•    Radiotherapy: 216,400 patients, 2,1 million sessions, 55% performed by public hospitals and 45% by private
 

HEALTH INDUSTRY AND RESEARCH

  • 455,000 direct jobs (and related) across the entire sector, including 5% of direct jobs in the new digital healthcare sector
  • € 90 billion turnover, 6% of French industrial employment
  • 3rd largest export sector, with exports worth € 34 billion for the entire sector, i.e. 10% of France’s industrial exports (excluding energy and aeronautics)
  •  455,000 direct jobs (and related) across the entire sector, including 5% of direct jobs in the new digital healthcare sector
  • 318 medical research centers
  • 30,000 professionals involved in research activities, i.e. 15% of R&D personnel across all sectors
  • € 6.7 billion annual investment in R&D, i.e. approximately 20% of total French R&D investment
     

3,065 PUBLIC AND PRIVATE HOSPITALS

  • 1,376 public hospitals, 62% of total 
  • 1,689 private hospitals and clinics, 38% of total
  • 31 medical university and research hospitals
  • 877 hospitals authorized to treat cancer, either surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy, of which 90 hospitals perform all 3 activities
  • 50 hospitals authorized to perform transplants

EQUIPMENT

The French medical ecosystem has one of the world’s largest leading-edge equipment 

•    400,000 beds
•    8,500 surgical theaters
•    240 nuclear medicine centers
•    80+ DaVinci robots
•    3 proton-therapy centers, Curie’s in operation since 1991, N°1 in the world for eye cancers and in top 3 for most other cancer pathologies