Traduction en anglais : Access to health care : difficulties encountered by refugees residing in the Paris region Charity and full-coverage health care, two diverging concepts.
Theoretically, since 1992,100% of socially underpriviledged persons residing in France have unlimited access to health care.
However, before they become fully integrated into the society, many refugees in various legal situations do not have access to health care.
The mechanisms behind this exdusion unmask the difficulties the health care system has in managing the underprivileged population.
This work was conducted at the Comede health care facility specially designed to care for refugees.
According to the current French legislation, health care protection and medical insurance coverage is a right of all persons living in France.
Although the establishment of a large number of centers specifically designated for the underpriviledged population has improved access to health care, repeat visits and uninterrupted care cannot be assured unless the patient has been awarded 100% free health care status.
There are several obstacles to acquiring this status : complexity of the legal procedures, redpients unaware of their rights and the procedures of the health care system, information limited to specialized joumals, restrictive or illegal action by the health protection services.
All of these obstades can be overcome if if the patients are given precise information, notably by their physician. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Système santé, France, Europe, Ile de France, Homme, Législation, Exil, Organisation santé, Accès soin
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health system, France, Europe, Ile-de-France, Human, Legislation, Exile, Public health organization
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0339118
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 14/12/1999.