Official Title
Utilisation de Soins Pendant la Crise Covid-19 : Recours, Report et Renoncement (US3R)
Brief Summary

The project US3R is a general population survey that will measure the magnitude of utilised, postponed and foregone medical care in relation with other health care needs than coronavirus symptoms during the confinement period in Belgium. The study aims to describe the magnitude of unsatisfied health care needs for various types of care. It will also identify the reasons for these postponed and foregone care according to gender, health and socioeconomic status.

Detailed Description

Context:

Belgium has put in place confinement measures on March 13th 2020 with the aim to reduce contagion related to Covid19 in the population and manage the number of patients to be treated in the hospital.

However, some weeks after those confinement measures, health care professionals are worry about other patients than Covid19 since they have observed a significantly lower use of emergency services, cancellations of screening appointments, interrupted health care in patients with chronic conditions, disabilities, or mental health disorders.

Objectives: to collect data on used, postponed and foregone medical care related to other health care needs than Covid19 during the confinement period in Belgium; to measure the magnitude of unsatisfied health care needs for various types of care; to identify the reasons explained postponed and foregone care

Methods : the survey is made of about 50 questions collecting self-reported data on health care use and non-use for various types of care along with demographics, socioeconomics and health status characteristics during the confinement period . Data will be analysed with Stata 15 using statistical tests and regression models.

Participants are collected via social media platforms and institutionnal mailing, and Belgian newspapers.

Not yet recruiting
Health Care Utilization

Other: Online questionnaire
this is an online questionnaire collecting retrospective data on health care use and non-use
General population

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

- living in Belgium

- more than 18

Exclusion Criteria:

- living outside Belgium

- less than 18

Eligibility Gender
All
Eligibility Age
Minimum: 18 Years
Contacts

Sandy Tubeuf, PhD
0032 276 43454
sandy.tubeuf@uclouvain.be

Dominique Vanpee, MD
dominique.vanpee@uclouvain.be

Université Catholique de Louvain
NCT Number
Keywords
foregone care
postponed care
COVID19
confinement