Amit Samarth

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BACKGROUND Equity of access to healthcare remains a major challenge with families continuing to face financial and non-financial barriers to services. Lack of education has been shown to be a key risk factor for 'catastrophic' health expenditure (CHE), in many countries including India. Consequently, ways to address the education divide need to be explored.(More)
UNLABELLED Poor quality care in public sector hospitals coupled with the costs of care in the private sector have trapped India's poor in a vicious cycle of poverty, ill health and debt for many decades. To address this, the governments of Andhra Pradesh (AP) and Maharashtra (MH), India, have attempted to improve people's access to hospital care by(More)
It is often hard to get trained doctors as primary healthcare providers in rural India. In an emergent tiered model, clinicians trained in basic health practices are deployed at rural clinics, and instructed to follow structured clinical protocols. Medical records are maintained electronically and a regular medical audit is performed on the records by(More)
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