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Tuberculosis is a curable disease, yet it is the largest single infectious cause of death among adults in the world. India accounts for one-third of the global TB burden. Its economic burden in India is enormous as it perpetuates and exacerbates poverty. The revised national Tuberculosis Control...
A national cross-sectional survey was carried out in South Africa to gain an understanding of the perceptions and priorities of the likely members of a future social health insurance (SHI). More than 1,000 employees were interviewed in a variety of employment sectors, including state and...
The issue of financing health care has assumed greater significance in the developing world, mainly due to changing role of the state in providing health care. This article examines the levels, trends and patterns of public expenditure on health during 1995 to 2006 in India, both at the national...
Health is influenced by socio-economic factors like whole life-course, the neighbourhood in which one lives, past socio-economic factors, stress history, diet, income, education and many other factors. In this connection, the present article is a micro-level study based on primary data to find...
The caesarean section (CS) rate and non-clinically-indicated CS (NCS) rate in urban China are extremely high. On the demand side the assumed reason is China's one-child policy. We also assume that the supply side induces the CS demand, thus resulting in a continued rise in delivery expenditure....
Attempting to assess the performance of organisations that are health service providers is not only a difficult task, but also requires specialised evaluation techniques because of the non-parametric measurable characteristics of their product. Data envelopment analysis (DEA) is a unique...
One of the priorities of the Bangladesh Health and Family Planning Programme is to focus on a cost recovery policy by the introduction of user fees to improve quality and financial sustainability. To assist the policy we propose an operations research-based cost recovery model to find the best...
This article analyses the annual drug expenditure at Goa Medical College Hospital using ABC-VED analysis in order to identify drug categories requiring greater supervisory monitoring. Inventory control techniques ABC, VED and ABC-VED matrix analysis were utilised to study the drug expenditure at...
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