Out-of Pocket Payments With Lymphedema in France (Lymphorac)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02988505|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2016 by University Hospital, Montpellier.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : December 9, 2016
Last Update Posted : December 9, 2016
Lymphedema is a frequent and chronic condition posing a high burden on patients. Clinical guidelines emphasize the role of compression therapy by prescription medical devices. Even in a mandatory publicly funded health insurance system, out-of-pocket payments (OOPP) may exist due to the price and reimbursement setting processes. OOPP may threaten the equity of care and drive patients to forgo care. Our aim was to analyze the distributive effects of OOPP for lymphedema patients in France.
A prospective, multicenter study will be conducted in France in 2014 on patients with lymphedema. Household ability to pay will be specified by net income and OOPP will be assessed prospectively over 6 months for outpatient care (visits, drugs, medical devices, nursing care, biological tests, imaging, physiotherapy and transportations). Both mandatory and voluntary health insurance reimbursements will be considered. We will combine concentration curves and concentration indices to assess the distributive effects.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Primary Lymphedema Secondary Lymphedema||Other: Standard care|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||500 participants|
|Official Title:||Out-of Pocket Payments in Patients With Lymphedema in France and Inequities of Access ti Healthcare|
|Study Start Date :||September 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 2016|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 2017|
- Other: Standard care
Other Name: Standard care including medical visits , drugs and medical devices
- The mean monthly out-of-pocket payment as assessed by an online self-questionnaire [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
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|Contact: Annie FRAYSSEfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Departement information Medicale CHU Montpellier||Recruiting|
|Montpellier, France, 34000|
|Contact: GREGOIRE MERCIER, MD, Ph D|