Conflicts of interest: The authors declare that they have no competing interests, or other interests that might be perceived to influence the results and discussion reported in this paper.
Article first published online: 21 AUG 2012
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American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Volume 56, Issue 2, pages 146–154, February 2013
How to Cite
Chamming's, S., Clin, B., Brochard, P., Astoul, P., Ducamp, S., Galateau-Salle, F., Ilg, A. G. S., Goldberg, M., Gramond, C., Imbernon, E., Rolland, P. and Pairon, J.-C. (2013), Compensation of pleural mesothelioma in France: Data from the French National Mesothelioma Surveillance Programme. Am. J. Ind. Med., 56: 146–154. doi: 10.1002/ajim.22106
Soizick Chamming's and Bénédicte Clin contributed equally to this work.
- Issue published online: 15 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 21 AUG 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 19 JUL 2012
- National Institute for Health Surveillance (InVS)
- Ministry of Labour, and the Ministry of Health
- pleural mesothelioma;
- medical compensation;
- occupational disease
The aim of this study was to determine the rates of compensation awarded to patients presenting with pleural mesothelioma and factors linked to such compensation in France.
The study population consisted of 2,407 patients presenting with pleural mesothelioma, recorded by the National Mesothelioma Surveillance Programme between January 1, 1999 and December 31, 2009. Analysis of claims for recognition as “occupational disease” (OD) and claims for compensation by the Compensation Fund for Asbestos Victims (FIVA) were analyzed.
Approximately 30% of subjects presenting with pleural mesothelioma, affiliated to the General National Health Insurance fund, neither sought recognition as an OD nor claimed for FIVA compensation. Gender, age at diagnosis, type of health insurance, and socio-professional category influence the likelihood of patients presenting with mesothelioma seeking compensation for this disease.
Results show an under-compensation of pleural mesothelioma as OD and by the FIVA in France. Am. J. Ind. Med. 56:146–154, 2013. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.