Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris

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Headquarters of AP-HP, 3 avenue Victoria Paris 4th arr.

Assistance publique – Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP) (French pronunciation: ​[asistɑ̃s pyblik opito də paʁi]) is the university hospital trust operating in Paris and its surroundings.

It is the largest hospital system in Europe and one of the largest in the world,[1] 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)[2] in 44 hospitals and receives more than 5,8 million annual patient visits.[3]

It is linked with the University of Paris and its seven colleges of medicine, two of odontology and two of pharmacy as AP-HP is the university hospital for the capital and its surroundings.

AP-HP is organized in several hospital local trusts, each associated to a faculty to offer integrative care to its population.

As a teaching hospital, AP-HP Trust is in charge of training healthcare professionals and doctors, and plays a prominent role in French healthcare research alongside Inserm.


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.



Among the 44 hospitals of the AP-HP, the most notable are:

Three pediatric hospitals offer care to children both in medicine and surgery fields :

AP-HP is not the sole healthcare operator in Paris. The trust shares with duties alongside military hospitals such as Val-de-Grâce, or Institut Curie. Institut Gustave Roussy, one of the world’s leading cancer-research institutes and the biggest health center dedicated to oncology in Europe .


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-01-17. Retrieved 2007-01-17.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2010-12-22.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-27. Retrieved 2013-04-21.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link). This number covers consultations ("Activité ambulatoire externe") plus hospitalizations ("Activité médicale").

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