Almost 90% of the French are ready to go ahead with sharing actions between doctors and paramedics

According to an OpinionWay survey for the National Association of Nurses on French and access to care, 9 out of 10 people are in favor of health professionals other than the attending physician being able to take responsibility for and guide a patient so that he can be treated quickly, and expand the division of tasks between general practitioners and paramedics.

“Although the need for a comprehensive reform of the health care system is subject to general consensus, and it seems more urgent than ever to implement the principles expressed in the agreement of the Interordinate Liaison Committee (Clio), the National Order of Nurses. (ONI) wanted to know the opinion of the French on these major issues”, states the body, which carried out a major survey, published on Wednesday 23 November.

First of all, it shows that 89% of those questioned are worried about the idea that care provision could deteriorate. Like Clio advocates, ONI emphasizes, nine out of 10 French people are in favor of letting health professionals other than the attending physician take charge of and direct a patient so that he is treated quickly in medical deserts. . In addition, 89% also said they were in favor of developing the sharing of care between GPs and paramedics (nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists etc.) “for the sake of patients”. Only 10% are against. Finally, 87% of the respondents had confidence that the nursing staff got this right.

Access to care: Health orders favor the sharing of tasks between care staff

In detail, 88% of patients are in favor of nurses being able, for example, to prescribe X-rays for fractures, prescribe a blood test, offer consultations to fight alcoholism, stop smoking or fight obesity without a doctor’s prescription. 85% are also so they can prescribe an ultrasound in connection with pregnancy. 84% are in favor of nurses being able to prescribe painkillers such as paracetamol or aspirin and 81% being able to renew prescriptions for ALD. Finally, 53% were, to a lesser extent, in favor of allowing them to establish work stoppages.

*sample of 1003 people representative of the French population aged 18 and over. The sample was prepared according to the quota method with regard to the criteria gender, age, socio-professional category, city category and region of residence, specifies OpinionWay.

29% of nurses plan to leave their profession within 12 months
At the same time as this large survey, the nurses were questioned by the order about the difficulties they are currently facing in their activity. According to their responses, 29% plan to leave their profession within the next 12 months. Only 27% of them also said they were ready to advise their loved ones about their profession. Figures that worry the order, which sees a “real issue of attractiveness and renewal of the profession”.

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