French Doctors Make House Calls

You will often hear about how French doctors make house calls. Usually this is noted as some sort of evidence on the superiority of the French health care system.

I work in a hospital. I see doctors working all the time. In general they are very pressed for time and must manage it wisely in order to get all of their duties done. When I hear about French doctors making house calls, I think to myself "Don't French doctors have anything better to do than run across town to wipe some kid's snotty nose?"