About Greas

Greas at a glance

The GREAS 1 is a research group on equity of access and organization of health services from 1 st line. These services are offered to those points from 1 st touch when practicing family physicians and general practitioners. They may include those offered by all professionals working in interdisciplinarity in these touch points.

The objective of GREAS 1 is to develop research capabilities on:

  • the modes of organization of the 1 st Medical Online: form of organization of the services defined according to specific organizational characteristics known and observable.
  • their influence on access to health services as reflected by unmet needs in the disadvantaged population  :
    • Access: capacity utilization of health services (primary Service 1 st line; secondary: specialized services)
    • health needs: perception of the presence of a health problem for which an intervention could improve the state of health.
    • Deprivation: understood as being socio-economic
    • Health Inequalities: The program targets inequities that result in particular individuals or groups finding themselves at a disadvantage in their interaction with health services and the benefits they derive from them.

The infrastructure put in place to do this is to provide support to GREAS 1 regular researchers and their research partners who are committed to creating a transdisciplinary research culture, to attracting, mobilizing and mentoring young researchers, trainees or students. in the field of study of GREAS 1.

Some methodological issues in the analysis of usage data (population surveys) Lecture given by Slim Haddad MD, PhD, on November 25, 2004 as part of the scientific activities of GREAS 1.

Mr. Slim Haddad is an associate professor in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine at the Université de Montréal and is in charge of the Health and Population Department at GRIS. He is also a researcher at the International Health Unit at the CHUM Research Center. His research interests are in the use of health services, particularly in developing countries.

Factors Influencing Use of Services for Mental Health Purposes Among Young Canadians – Lecture given by Émilie Bergeron Ph.D. (c) as part of GREAS 1 Fellows’ presentations on November 16, 2004.

The influence of governance on the capacity of change in the health care system: the example of the establishment of family medicine groups – Lecture given by Frédéric Gilbert Ph.D. (c) in the context of presentations by GREAS 1, November 16, 2004.

Opportunities for Access to Health Care in Urban Areas – An Analysis of Health Service Utilization Applied to the State of Kerala in South India – Lecture by Jean-Frédéric Levesque MD., PhD (c), November 16, 2004 as part of GREAS 1 Fellows’ Presentations

Montreal Crossroads for Health Information – Lecture given by Mike Benigeri PhD, November 10, 2004 as part of the scientific activities of GREAS 1

Mr. Mike Benigeri is the Information Management Sector Coordinator at the Montreal Local Health and Social Services Network Development Agency and the Montreal Health Information Hub. He is a key contributor, particularly with regard to health indicators and the dissemination of information to network decision-makers.

Is the populational approach possible in local service networks? Lecture was given by Raynald Pineault MD, Ph.D. and Mylaine Breton, MBA at the GETOS Chair Discussion Forum October 28, 2004

Hospital organizational factors explaining the rate of appendicitis with rupture in Montreal – Lecture given by Nadine Sicard MD, MSc (c), Resident 4 in Community Health, May 13, 2004 at ACFAS

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