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Recours aux soins des adultes et mode de gestion du risque

  • Georges Menahem

[eng] Adult Health-Care Demand And Risk Management Methods by Georges Menahem The paper shows how allowance for individual attitudes to risk can improve the "health-care demand" model. The assumption that individuals differ according to the level of overall risk that they are prepared to accept produces a coherent analysis of state of health, demand for medical care, and prevention "investment". Logistic regressions for a representative cross-section of the French population consisting of 13 150 adults show that this level of "programmed risk" correlates positively with declared morbidity and objective morbidity in terms of medical consumption. Conversely, it correlates negatively with prophylactic medical visits. [fre] Recours aux soins des adultes et mode de gestion du risque par Georges Menahem Cet article montre en quoi la prise en compte des attitudes des individus à l'égard du risque peut améliorer le modèle de "demande de santé". Faire l'hypothèse que les individus se différencient selon le niveau de risque qu'ils sont prêts à accepter globalement conduit à une analyse cohérente de l'état de santé, de la demande de soins médicaux et des "investissements" de prévention. Des régressions logistiques portant sur un échantillon de 13 150 adultes représentatif de la population française montrent qu'un tel niveau "de risque programmé" est corrélé à la morbidité déclarée ainsi qu'à la morbidité objective en termes de consommations médicales. En sens inverse, il apparaît corrélé négativement avec le fait d'avoir effectué des visites à but préventif.

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Article provided by Programme National Persée in its journal Économie & prévision.

Volume (Year): 129 (1997)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 147-171

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Handle: RePEc:prs:ecoprv:ecop_0249-4744_1997_num_129_3_5870
Note: DOI:10.3406/ecop.1997.5870
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