Variations by social status

The health care reimbursement system makes it possible to estimate the social status of insured persons (statistical proxy). After standardization, higher utilization rates are generally observed among beneficiaries of enhanced intervention than among insured persons who do not benefit from it. The opposite situation could then be a sign of some inequity of access.

We can see this, for example, in the case of lower limb varicose vein treatment (see figure below). In all provinces, rates are clearly higher for people not eligible for preferential reimbursement (a ratio of 1.46).

Variations BIM2