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In France, the doctors make house calls, even in the middle of the night

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Submitted by FrenchDoc on

so, I can attest that this is true. The French have special services of docs making house calls at every hour of the night, 7 days a week... and everybody thinks we're a bunch of lazy bums!

Submitted by hipparchia on

i'd heard/read this in various places, but haven't been to france to find out for myself.

35-hour workweek? 5 weeks vacation? i want to be a lazy bum too! where do i sign up?

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Submitted by FrenchDoc on

but this report lists the details of France's family policies... what are the chances of similar programs implemented here: 0...

I guess it's just easier and politically more rewarding to scold black deadbeat dads or deplore the demise of the so-called traditional family (which it never was) on feminists and abortion than actually do something for families, all families.

Submitted by hipparchia on

yep. much easier to scold trashy women and lazy black dudes. certainly seems to be politically more rewarding.

thanks for that link [though my eyeballs are going to hate you].

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Submitted by Truth Partisan on

The doctors USED to make home visits in the US in the last what? 20-30 years?

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Submitted by dana b on

My brother is a family practic doctor in California. He makes the occasional house call, usually to someone old and ill. But overall, you are right about the rarity of this practice. Patients nearly keel over from surprise when he shows up on their doorsteps.

Submitted by hipparchia on

that's the last time i can remember a doctor routinely making house calls.