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are private clinics still underutilized?

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Facing Covid-19, public hospitals are on the front line. In mid-March, however, private establishments were largely underused. What about now?

The private sector has 4,000 resuscitation beds in France.
The private sector has 4,000 resuscitation beds in France. Sébastien BOZON / AFP

THE QUESTION. Just two weeks ago, health workers recognized that private hospitals were underutilized at the same time as their public neighbors were at risk of overheating. In full expansion of the epidemic, the classic rivalry between public and private thus resurfaced, as is regularly the case in medical news.

Private hospitals were the first to regret not being sufficiently involved in the fight against Covid-19. The public authorities, for their part, more or less distinctly criticized the latter for resisting receiving patients. What about today ? Are private clinics still underutilized or has the situation improved?

CHECK. At the heart of the epidemic, one of the main care issues is the number of intensive care beds, that is to say equipped with resuscitators. These devices, capable of helping or even supplementing human respiration, have become one of the only means

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