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4. Challenges in the Sustainability of a Targeted Health Care Initiative in India

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dc.contributor.author Balooni, Kulbhushan
dc.contributor.author Gangopadhyay, Kausik
dc.contributor.author Turakhia, Sudeep
dc.contributor.author Karthik, R.G.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-21T10:03:28Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-21T10:03:28Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01
dc.identifier.issn 2277-9752
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2259/821
dc.description IIM Kozhikode Society & Management Review 1(1) 21–32 © 2012 Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode en_US
dc.description.abstract In this article, we raise sustainability issues in a targeted health initiative, namely the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana. This unique health insurance initiative targets the poor population to address the iniquity in healthcare in the Indian societal context. We analyze this initiative because it is a unique case of a public–private partnership in the development sector arena in India being used as an instrument for improving the health care system on a large scale. The initial success stories from this initiative include improved hospitalization rates for the targeted population, a reduction in their out-of-pocket health care spending, and a reasonable incentive encouraging the participation of insurance companies. The sustainability of this initiative, however, is threatened mainly by a lack of information, heterogeneity in access, institutional shortcomings and the long-run escalation of costs. While the government is employing a public–private partnership to implement this initiative, there is need to simultaneously use this model to augment the existing health infrastructure to make this initiative sustainable and effective. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Sage Publications en_US
dc.subject Health care en_US
dc.subject health insurance en_US
dc.subject public–private partnership en_US
dc.subject Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana en_US
dc.subject India en_US
dc.title 4. Challenges in the Sustainability of a Targeted Health Care Initiative in India en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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