In France, healthcare is cheaper in private clinics than in hospitals
In France, healthcare is more expensive in hospitals than in private clinics. A proof emerging from the latest report by the Agence Technique de l’Information sur l’Hôpital, according to which the average cost for a patient in hospitals was, in 2012, € 2,115 compared to € 1,204 in a private building.
In details, for example, stays related to hip and intestine-related operations cost, respectively, 16% and 30% less in clinics. For cancer and natural delivery, 36% and 11% less. What does it depend on? On the fact that hospital cases are usually more serious and need more time to be treated, according to the representatives of the Fédération Hospitalière de France.