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Health care and equity in India
In India, despite improvements in access to health care, inequalities are related to socioeconomic status, geography, and gender, and are compounded by high out-of-pocket expenditures, with more thanExpand
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Why Publicly-Financed Health Insurance Schemes Are Ineffective in Providing Financial Risk Protection
This paper provides early and robust evidence on the impact of publicly-financed health insurance schemes on financial risk protection in India’s health sector. It conclusively demonstrates that theExpand
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Deepening health insecurity in India: evidence from National Sample Surveys since 1980s.
Drawing on evidence from the past morbidity and health surveys (1986-87 to 2004) and consumer expenditure surveys (1993-94 to 2004-05) of the National Sample Survey Organisation, this paper arguesExpand
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Smokeless tobacco control policies in South Asia: a gap analysis and recommendations.
INTRODUCTION Almost a fifth of the world's tobacco is consumed in smokeless form. Its consumption is particularly common in South Asia, where an increasing array of smokeless tobacco (SLT) productsExpand
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What is the private sector? Understanding private provision in the health systems of low-income and middle-income countries
Private health care in low-income and middle-income countries is very extensive and very heterogeneous, ranging from itinerant medicine sellers, through millions of independent practitioners-bothExpand
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Quantifying the financial burden of households’ out-of-pocket payments on medicines in India: a repeated cross-sectional analysis of National Sample Survey data, 1994–2014
Objective The objective of this research is to generate new evidence on financial implications of medicines out-of-pocket (OOP) payments for households. Another objective is to investigate whichExpand
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India : Towards Universal Health Coverage 4 Health care and equity in India
In India, despite improvements in access to health care, inequalities are related to socioeconomic status, geography, and gender, and are compounded by high out-of-pocket expenditures, with more thanExpand
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Are self-reports of health and morbidities in developing countries misleading? Evidence from India.
Self-reported measures of poor health and morbidities from developing countries tend to be viewed with considerable skepticism. Examination of the social gradient in self-reported health andExpand
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Social analysis of sex imbalance in India: before and after the implementation of the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PNDT) Act
Background: While the issue of sex imbalance in South Asia is well recognised, less is known about its social patterning. Social patterning in the proportion of sexes was investigated among infantsExpand
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