Enquête québécoise sur les limitations d'activités, les maladies chroniques et le vieillissement 2010-2011 - Volume 3 : Utilisation des services de santé et des services sociaux par les personnes de 65 ans et plus

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 de 65 ans et plus - Volume 3

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 is dedicated to health system needs and utilization as well as social services for seniors aged 65 and over. It is divided into three parts, the first which features a portrait of the main sociodemographic and economic characteristics of seniors in Québec, as well as the characteristics related to their health status (perception of health status, disabilities and long-term health conditions). The analyses then focus on the needs and the use for a wide range of services: medical and psychosocial follow-up (family physician, medical specialists and other health and social service professionals consultation), and hospital and home care services. Finally, the results of the last part focus on the impact of disability on daily or household activities.