Health-care seeking and expenditure by young Indian mothers in the public and private sectors.

@article{Bhatia2001HealthcareSA,
  title={Health-care seeking and expenditure by young Indian mothers in the public and private sectors.},
  author={Jyoti Bhatia and John C F Cleland},
  journal={Health policy and planning},
  year={2001},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={55-61}
}
A total of 421 young married mothers in Karnataka State, India, were followed up at monthly intervals for 1 year. Results are presented on self-reported morbidity, treatment-seeking behaviour and health expenditures. A total of 911 completed illness episodes were reported, of which 58% resulted in consultations with practitioners, mostly working in the private sector. Amongst those who did consult physicians, an average of 1.76 visits was made per episode. The average cost per visit was 46… CONTINUE READING