Indian community health insurance schemes provide partial protection against catastrophic health expenditure

  title={Indian community health insurance schemes provide partial protection against catastrophic health expenditure},
  author={Narayanan Devadasan and B. Criel and W I M Van Damme and Kent Ranson and Patrick Van der Stuyft},
  journal={BMC Health Services Research},
  pages={43 - 43}
BACKGROUND More than 72% of health expenditure in India is financed by individual households at the time of illness through out-of-pocket payments. This is a highly regressive way of financing health care and sometimes leads to impoverishment. Health insurance is recommended as a measure to protect households from such catastrophic health expenditure (CHE). We studied two Indian community health insurance (CHI) schemes, ACCORD and SEWA, to determine whether insured households are protected from… CONTINUE READING
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