The Rising Burden of Healthcare Expenditure in India: A Poverty Nexus

The Rising Burden of Healthcare Expenditure in India: A Poverty Nexus The increasing burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases are imposing unavoidable costs on Indians. As a consequence it exacerbate poverty and drag many poor further down by heavy medical expenses. This study aims to estimate the extent of healthcare expenditure on the individuals who were hospitalized due to various diseases. Further, this study examines the burden of healthcare expenditure on impoverishment level in India. The unit level record of the 71st round of the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) is used in the analysis. The result reveals, cost of hospitalization due to non-communicable diseases is three times higher than communicable diseases in India. Therefore, an overall level of impoverishment has been increased by 1.61 percent/year which shows the high financial risk for the people surviving at the threshold of poverty. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Social Indicators Research Springer Journals

The Rising Burden of Healthcare Expenditure in India: A Poverty Nexus

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Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 by Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Subject
Social Sciences; Sociology, general; Quality of Life Research; Microeconomics; Public Health; Human Geography; Quality of Life Research
ISSN
0303-8300
eISSN
1573-0921
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11205-016-1388-0
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Abstract

The increasing burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases are imposing unavoidable costs on Indians. As a consequence it exacerbate poverty and drag many poor further down by heavy medical expenses. This study aims to estimate the extent of healthcare expenditure on the individuals who were hospitalized due to various diseases. Further, this study examines the burden of healthcare expenditure on impoverishment level in India. The unit level record of the 71st round of the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) is used in the analysis. The result reveals, cost of hospitalization due to non-communicable diseases is three times higher than communicable diseases in India. Therefore, an overall level of impoverishment has been increased by 1.61 percent/year which shows the high financial risk for the people surviving at the threshold of poverty.

Journal

Social Indicators ResearchSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 17, 2016

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