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Table 1 Description of the 11 EPICES items scale. For each item, a binary response Yes/No is expected from the patient

From: Inpatient satisfaction with medical information received from caregivers: an observational study on the effect of social deprivation

1. Do you sometimes meet with a social worker (welfare worker, educator)?
2. Do you have complementary health insurance (mutual insurance)?
3. Do you live as a couple?
4. Are you a homeowner or will you be one in the near future?
5. Are there periods in the month when you have real financial difficulties in facing you needs (food, rent, electricity)?
6. Have you participated in any sports activities in the last 12 months?
7. Have you gone to any shows (cinema, theatre) in the last 12 months?
8. Have you gone on holiday during the past 12 months?
9. Have you seen any family members in the past 6 months (other than your parents or children)?
10. Did you have difficulties (financial, family or health), is there anyone around you who could take you in for a few days?
11. Did you have difficulties (financial, family or health), is there anyone around you who could help you financially (material aid such as lending you money)?