Reduction of catastrophic health care expenditures by a community-based health insurance scheme in Gujarat, India: current experiences and challenges.

@article{Ranson2002ReductionOC,
  title={Reduction of catastrophic health care expenditures by a community-based health insurance scheme in Gujarat, India: current experiences and challenges.},
  author={Michael Kent Ranson},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={2002},
  volume={80 8},
  pages={613-21}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the Self Employed Women's Association's Medical Insurance Fund in Gujarat in terms of insurance coverage according to income groups, protection of claimants from costs of hospitalization, time between discharge and reimbursement, and frequency of use. METHODS One thousand nine hundred and thirty claims submitted over six years were analysed. FINDINGS Two hundred and fifteen (11%) of 1927 claims were rejected. The mean household income of claimants was significantly lower… CONTINUE READING
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