Pharmaceutisch Weekblad

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 23–25 | Cite as

Home health care in France

  • B. Charles
The Initiating Role of Hospital Pharmacy


Home health care in France has a long tradition, but is limited in its development. Since 1970 hospitals are by law permitted to extend services at home. Apart from this, patient associations are a driving force in the organization of home health care. There is a trend to more home health care, but this is hampered by splitting of responsibilities of local, departmental or central authorities. The hospital pharmacist is recommended to focus on his scientific and technical competence. Improved relations between community pharmacists and hospital pharmacists are advocated.


Community health service France Home care services Pharmacy service, hospital 


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© Royal Dutch Association for Advancement of Pharmacy 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Charles
    • 1
  1. 1.Director of the National Centre for Studies in Hospital PharmacyCahorsFrance

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