Physical Activity on Prescription in France

In application of the 2016 Health Reform Law (Loi n°2016-41 du 26 janvier 2016 de modernisation de notre système de santé), French general practitioners will be able to prescribe adapted sporting and physical activities to patients covered by the long-term illness programme (ALD), including patients suffering from diabetes, heart problems or cancers, starting from 1 March 2017 (decree n°2016-1990 of December 30th, 2016). This measure aims to reduce risk factors and functional limitations resulting from chronic illnesses among those patients.

News story from The Health Systems and Policy Monitor.

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Published on 13. March 2017 in News France