Compensation of pleural mesothelioma in France: Data from the French National Mesothelioma Surveillance Programme

Authors

  • Soizick Chamming's,

    1. Institut Interuniversitaire de Médecine du Travail de Paris-Ile de France, Paris, France
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  • Bénédicte Clin MD, PhD,

    Corresponding author
    1. INSERM, Unité 955, Créteil, France
    2. Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Caen, Service de santé au travail et pathologie professionnelle, Caen, France
    • Service de Santé au Travail et Pathologie Professionnelle (Occupational Health Department), CHU (University Hospital) Côte de Nacre, CAEN Cedex 14033, France.
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  • Patrick Brochard MD, PhD,

    1. Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Bordeaux, Institut de Santé Publique d'Epidémiologie et de Développement (ISPED), Laboratoire Santé Travail Environnement, Centre INSERM U897, Université Bordeaux Segalen, Bordeaux, France
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  • Philippe Astoul MD, PhD,

    1. Department of Thoracic Oncology, Pleural Diseases, and Interventional Pulmonology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Marseille, North Hospital, Marseille, France
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  • Stéphane Ducamp,

    1. Institut de veille sanitaire (InVS), Département Santé Travail, Equipe associée en santé travail, Univ. Bordeaux, ISPED, Centre INSERM U897, Bordeaux, France
    2. Institut de veille sanitaire (InVS), Département Santé Travail, Saint-Maurice, France
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  • Fançoise Galateau-Salle MD, PhD,

    1. Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Caen, Service d'anatomie pathologique, Caen, France
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  • Annabelle Gilg Soit Ilg MD,

    1. Institut de veille sanitaire (InVS), Département Santé Travail, Saint-Maurice, France
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  • Marcel Goldberg MD, PhD,

    1. Institut de veille sanitaire (InVS), Département Santé Travail, Saint-Maurice, France
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  • Céline Gramond,

    1. Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Bordeaux, Institut de Santé Publique d'Epidémiologie et de Développement (ISPED), Laboratoire Santé Travail Environnement, Centre INSERM U897, Université Bordeaux Segalen, Bordeaux, France
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  • Ellen Imbernon MD,

    1. Institut de veille sanitaire (InVS), Département Santé Travail, Saint-Maurice, France
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  • Patrick Rolland,

    1. Institut de veille sanitaire (InVS), Département Santé Travail, Equipe associée en santé travail, Univ. Bordeaux, ISPED, Centre INSERM U897, Bordeaux, France
    2. Institut de veille sanitaire (InVS), Département Santé Travail, Saint-Maurice, France
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  • Jean-Claude Pairon MD, PhD

    1. Institut Interuniversitaire de Médecine du Travail de Paris-Ile de France, Paris, France
    2. INSERM, Unité 955, Créteil, France
    3. Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal de Créteil, Service de Pneumologie et de Pathologie Professionnelle, Créteil, France
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  • 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.

  • Soizick Chamming's and Bénédicte Clin contributed equally to this work.

Abstract

Background

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.

Methods

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.

Results

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.

Conclusions

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.

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