Utilization of inpatient care from private hospitals: trends emerging from Kerala, India.

@article{Dilip2010UtilizationOI,
  title={Utilization of inpatient care from private hospitals: trends emerging from Kerala, India.},
  author={Thandassery Ramachandran Dilip},
  journal={Health policy and planning},
  year={2010},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={
          437-46
        }
}
BACKGROUND There is a gap in knowledge on the overall role and characteristics of private health care providers in India. This research is aimed at understanding changes in the consumption of inpatient care services from private hospitals between 1986 and 2004, with a particular focus on equitable outreach. METHODS Secondary analysis of National Sample Survey data on the utilization of inpatient care services in Kerala is performed for the periods 1986-87, 1995-96 and 2004. Household survey… CONTINUE READING

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