Health in North-Eastern States of India: An Analysis of Economic Vulnerabilities
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Using data from various secondary sources this chapter shows that the patterns of morbidity, utilisation of public and private healthcare facilities and economic burden of illness reflect the geographic contiguity in north-eastern states. Further, the analyses of determinants of income loss due to ailment indicate the economic vulnerability of people in north-eastern region due to health reasons, in particular. Recent adoption of the Clinical Establishment Act (CEA) of 2010 in some north-eastern States not only sets standards for health infrastructure and provides guidance for cost of health services, it also helps in (a) addressing the critical gaps in human resources in health facilities that force the consumers to seek healthcare beyond their own states and (b) reducing the health induced economic vulnerabilities among consumers in the north-eastern region of India.
KeywordsHealth Healthcare Morbidity Economic well-being CEA
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