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)
Éditeur
FR : Institut national d'études démographiques
Volume
71
Numéro
1
Pages
1 - 29 p.
ISSN
11691018
DOI
10.3917/pope.1601.0000
Mots clés
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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