Would a government $8 no-show fine encourage patients to turn up to appointments?

The French Prime Minister has proposed fining patients who don't turn up, but doctors don't think it will work.
French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal.

Fed up with millions of doctor appointment ‘no-shows’ a year, the French Government has proposed fining patients who fail to turn up without a good excuse.

Prime Minister Gabriel Attal announced the €5 ($8) penalty to curb the nation’s 27 million annual ‘did not attends’ (DNAs), saying: “We cannot allow this to continue.”