Enquête québécoise sur les limitations d’activités, les maladies chroniques et le vieillissement : Utilisation des services de santé et des services sociaux par les personnes avec un problème de santé de longue durée

Enquête québécoise sur les limitations d’activités, les maladies chroniques et le vieillissement 2010-2011 : Utilisation des services de santé et des services sociaux par les personnes avec un problème de santé de longue durée - Volume 4

The overall objective of the Québec Survey on Activity Limitations, Chronic Diseases and Aging, 2010-2011 (EQLAV) is to provide representative statistical data at the provincial and regional levels on the use of health and social services, as well as on unmet needs in this respect. Three population groups were studied: 1) people aged 15 and over with a disability; 2) people aged 15 and over with a long-term health condition; and 3) people aged 65 and over with or without a disability or a long-term health condition.

This publication features an overview of chronic health conditions in Quebec’s population, namely arthritis, diabetes, chronic bronchitis, hypertension and heart disease. In addition to describing characteristics related to the health status of people with these conditions (number and types of chronic health conditions, perceived health status, disabilities and prescription drug use), the study reports on use of a wide range of health services: medical and psychosocial follow-up (consultation of a family physician, medical specialists and other health care and social services professionals), hospital services and home care services. Clarifications on the relationship between unmet needs and chronic health conditions are also provided, which is of particular interest in this publication.