Health Sector Reforms in India: A Situation Analysis

Posted: 19 Aug 2009

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Samantak Das

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Sanjib Pohit

National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER)

Indranil De

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: August 14, 2008

Abstract

The process of economic reforms in the 1990s has resulted in a paradigm shift in the health sector in India. This paper is a modest attempt to address these concerns by focussing on aspects of health equity interplay between private and public sector service providers, and determinants of service providers.

Our finding indicates that to a large extent, accessibility and quality of services govern the choice of health service provider. We also find that the existence of an efficient public health system can act as a major anchor for equity in the health service system.

Keywords: Equity, Access, Choice, Public, Private

JEL Classification: H11, H19

Suggested Citation

Das, Samantak and Pohit, Sanjib and De, Indranil, Health Sector Reforms in India: A Situation Analysis (August 14, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1224651 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1224651

Samantak Das

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Sanjib Pohit (Contact Author)

National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER)

India

Indranil De

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