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Quelles représentations sociales des bénéficiaires de la CMU-C ?

Abstract : This article analyses liberal practitioners and their social representations of patients covered by public means-tested complementary health insurance (CMUC). The data came from in-depth face-to-face interviews with physicians and dentists conducted between 2015 and 2016, analyzed from a socio-anthropological approach. CMUc as target law contributes to create visibility and categorization process which facilitate essentialization. Most of these representations are mainly focused on patient behaviours such as insurance fraud, failing to keep appointments and overuse of healthcare services. Interviewed practitioners often attribute those behaviours to free access to healthcare, while at the same time challenging social welfare. Moreover, those patients are perceived as burden: the caretaking process is more heavy, with more critical or complex illnesses – and sometimes they are less compliants – and labelled as “bad patients” and of course less cost effective.
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Caroline Desprès. Quelles représentations sociales des bénéficiaires de la CMU-C ?. Médecine Palliative, 2021, 20 (2), pp.103-112. ⟨10.1016/j.medpal.2020.03.006⟩. ⟨hal-03248394⟩



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