1986 PRIVATE HEALTH SERVICES
HEALTH IN GUERNSEY Guernsey does not have a NHS, although the cost of a hospital stay is met by the States (Guernsey Government). A visit to the doctor, medical treatment, and surgery are paid for by the patient. Because of the possiblity of high medical bills, many people have medical insurance. The number of doctors per head of population is very high. This is in part a reflection of the high incomes doctors can expect from private practice. The incidence of lung cancer and alcholism is a particular cause for concern among the local medical profession.
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