I listened to a BBC radio reporter describing her life for a couple of years living in France in their medical program and how extremely sympathetic the French health care pros are in treating problems, real or imagined. Apparently there used to be a condition called lazy legs syndrome that docs would give sick notes and medication for until the health system declared it as "not covered" and once folks had to pay for treatment and could not get sick notes, the disease was eradicated overnight.
She then described a year or 2 later while reporting in a 3rd world country that she got really sick and was medi-vac'ed back to the UK. She said during the night she was in agony and crying out in pain. The door opened and a nurse poked her head in to say, "Now, what's all this fuss about! For goodness sakes try and keep the noise down, you're not dying you know, you've only got a touch of leprosy"