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SPECIFIC SURVEY ON ACCESS TO CARE FOR THE NEEDY

ORGANIZATIONS IN CHARGE OF THE SURVEY

  • Irdes

SURVEY'S FOCUS

  • Drawing up a list of establishments which offer free health services for the needy
  • For centersspecifically set up to provide care for the needy: the number of centers and the number of patients treated and these centers’ resources and staffing levels and needs in terms of both.

PRINCIPAL CHARACTERISTICS

Date of the survey

1996-1997

Scope of the survey

Needy people who do not seek health care through the usual channels, either because they have no health insurance, because they cannot pay the part of the bill not reimbursed, or because, though later reimbursed, they cannot afford to advance the cash.

Sampling frame

Shelters, centers, and health care facilities for the needy

Method

  • The first stage of the survey was to solicit information from various types of centers for deprived populations (hospitals, shelters, centers for education, training, etc.) in order to draw up a list of all facilities which provide health care for the needy.
  • In the second stage, these facilities were surveyed.
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May 23rd 2007