Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris
The Assistance publique – Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP) is the public hospital system (établissement public de santé) of the city of Paris and its suburbs. Its headquarters are in the 4th arrondissement of Paris.
It is the largest hospital system in Europe and one of the largest in the world, it provides health care, teaching, research, prevention, education and emergency medical service in 52 branches of medicine. It employs more than 90,000 people (including 15,800 physicians) in 44 hospitals and receives more than 5,8 million annual patient visits.
The AP-HP is linked with the University of Paris and its seven colleges of medicine, two of odontology and two of pharmacy.
Succeeding to the conseil général des hospices de Paris, the Administration générale de l'Assistance publique was created by a law of January 10, 1849. In 1961, the AP-HP became the public hospital system of Paris and its suburbs.
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Among the 44 hospitals of the AP-HP, the most notable are:
- Hôtel-Dieu, founded in 651, the oldest hospital in Paris;
- Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris and Europe's largest hospital;
- Hôpital Necker - Enfants malades, the world's oldest pediatric hospital;
- Hôpital Européen Georges-Pompidou, the last hospital built in Paris;
- CHU Kremlin-Bicêtre;
- Hôpital Paul-Brousse;
Nota: two of Paris' most famous hospitals are not part of the AP-HP:
- Institut Gustave Roussy, one of the world’s leading cancer-research institutes and the biggest health center dedicated to oncology in Europe;
- Val-de-Grâce hospital, which is a military hospital.
- "Mentions légales." Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris. Retrieved on 7 March 2011. "3 avenue Victoria, 75004 Paris"
- http://rapport-activite.aphp.fr/activite_ambulatoire.php. This number covers consultations ("Activité ambulatoire externe") plus hospitalizations ("Activité médicale").
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