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Renal Diseases and Social Inequalities in Access to Transplantation in France

 

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Type:   Article
 
Titre:   Renal Diseases and Social Inequalities in Access to Transplantation in France
 
Auteur(s):   Baudelot, Christian - Centre Maurice Halbwachs (Auteur)
Caillé, Yvanie - Renaloo (Association de patients) (Auteur)
Godechot, Olivier - Observatoire sociologique du changement (Auteur)
Mercier, Sylvie - Renaloo (Association de patients) (Auteur)
 
In:   Population-E
 
Date de publication:   2016
 
Éditeur:   FRANCE  :  Institut national d'études démographiques
 
Volume:   71
 
Numéro:   1
 
Pages:   1-29  p.
 
ISSN:   11691018
 
DOI:   10.3917/pope.1601.0000
 
Mots-clés:   [en] Social inequalities, Renal disease
 
Résumé:   [en] Social inequalities in health are a major public concern. Some of these inequalities are currently not well documented, and are thus largely absent from debate. One important health issue is renal disease and access to the corresponding therapies (dialysis and renal transplant). These two therapeutic options have very different consequences in terms of labour market participation and physical well-being. Renal transplants offer patients an enhanced quality of daily life and a longer life expectancy, but this option is limited by organ availability. Here, drawing on two recent surveys, Christian B audelot , Yvanie C aillé , Olivier G odechot and Sylvie M ercier examine socially differentiated access to these two therapies and explore the underlying mechanisms. At each stage in the disease and its treatment, a cumulative process puts the least educated patients at a disadvantage in terms of access to a kidney transplant.
 
 

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