Country doctors, new generation

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Telemedicine aims to fight against medical deserts.

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By: Carlotta Morteo Follow

21 min

Country medicine, how to restore its image in France to fight against medical deserts?

This is one of the strategies implemented in Ardèche.

In this landlocked department in the south of the Massif Central, a third of the doctors are over 65 and will therefore retire in the next five years and they cannot find a replacement.

A time bomb that elected officials and local health professionals are trying to defuse.

Thanks to telemedicine, teamwork and word of mouth, medicine in rural areas is reinventing itself.


New generation country doctors, a great report by Carlotta Morteo.


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