The public interest group IRDES (Institut de Recherche et Documentation en Economie de la Santé) is the leading scientific research centre on subjects concerning the future of the French health system.
Its mission is to evaluate public health policies. The issues addressed by IRDES in its studies are broad: morbidity, access to healthcare, medical consumption, etc. To carry out these studies, IRDES uses existing data, but also regularly conducts patient surveys.
The requirement: a questionnaire in 14 languages deployed on tablets
After having responded to a call for tenders from the National Research Agency, IRDES launched the “Premier Pas” project. The purpose: to assess the actual access to healthcare and health coverage for illegal foreigners in Paris, Bordeaux and the towns of the small Bordeaux belt. In particular, the survey was intended to highlight the facilitating factors and the obstacles to the use of State Medical Assistance (Aide médicale d’Etat – AME) and health care facilities.
In the context of the “Premier Pas” project, IRDES wanted to be as close as possible to the field and to carry out in-house the entire chain of the study : recruitment of interviewers, questionnaire design, data processing, analysis. But they needed to find a service provider who would take care of the technical aspects.
Stéphanie Guillaume, Research Officer and Investigation Engineer at IRDES, had already collaborated with Gide on another project, and decided to trust us again through a request for proposal.