The French Health System 1. How did the Lancet rank the French healthcare system in May 2017? a. 1 b. 10 c. 15 d. 26
2. True/False: According to this article, the French system prioritizes prevention (not getting sick in the first place) over cures/treatment. True a. If false, correct the statement:
3. Which best describes the French system as described in this article? a. It is made of mostly private health institutions b. The French system focuses on routine preventive care c. Public healthcare is available to all French citizens d. Complementary healthcare plans are mandated
4. How is money raised for the insurance system? a. Taxpayer dollars b. Additional health insurance plans are available for purchase c. French social security d. French government e. All of the above
5. Identify 2 strengths of this system: a. Citizens find the system easy to navigate b. Every citizen has access to insurance coverage c. France has very low excess health costs d. There are very few health disparities between social classes
6. Identify 2 weaknesses of this system. a. Citizens find the system difficult to navigate b. Health insurance is very expensive compared to other countries c. Some residents do not seek dental care due to cost d. France has very high excess health costs
1) In may 2017, in ranking published by the Lancet, it looked at
195 countries, France came in 15th rank.
** (c) 15 is the answer.
French system often acts as though a cure is better than not falling ill in the first place. French system favouring cures over prevention.
3) (a) French system is mostly made of private health
institutions. The French model is made up of public health
institutions that account for 61% of hospital beds and other spaces
as well as more limited private-sector services.
4) Additional health care plans are available for purchase.
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