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Benefits not activated and delays in receiving treatment. Exploitation of the data of Médecins du Monde in Grenoble.Français

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Authors :

Catherine Chauveaud, Philippe Warin
Grenoble, Odenore, July 2004

Collection :

Study n° 3

Language :


Addressee(s) : Médecins du Monde (centre and Mission France).

Full text in french.


Methods : Statistical surveys on the Centre's data from 2003 (500 people received during the year).

Scale : Local organization.

Resulting focus : Over one third of the public received by the Centre had not had their right to basic health coverage activated (basic social security, universal medical care, etc.).
The 25-34 age-group accounted for under one third of the Centre’s public, but for over one third of the people who were not receiving care or were homeless, over one third of those who had no basic medical coverage, and close to one half of those without identity documents. 76% of the foreigners received were not registered as beneficiaries, against 30% of French nationals.
Those without basic medical coverage were living in a state of accentuated precariousness compared to the rest of the public received, due to worse housing conditions and greater isolation from their families.
Obstacles to access to healthcare and continuity thereof were above all financial. This difficulty was noted by 42% of those concerned, far above a lack of awareness of their rights (18%) or administrative problems (15%).