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Rising Health Expenditure Due to Non-Communicable Diseases in India: An Outlook

Barik, Debasis and Arokiasamy, Perianayagam (2016): Rising Health Expenditure Due to Non-Communicable Diseases in India: An Outlook. Published in: Frontiers in Public Health: Health Economics , Vol. 4, No. 268 (29 November 2016): pp. 1-8.

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Abstract

With ongoing demographic transition, epidemiological transition has been emerged as a growing concern in India. The share of non-communicable disease in total disease burden has increased from 31% in 1990 to 45% in 2010. This paper seeks to explore the health scenario of India in the wake of the growing pace of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and hypertension among Indian population using data from health and morbidity survey of the National Sample Survey Organisation (2004) and notifies about the resource needed to tackle this growing health risk. Given the share of private players (70%) in Indian health system, results indicate a higher private expenditure, mostly outof- pocket expense, on account of non-communicable diseases. A timely look into the matter may tackle a more dreadful situation in near future.

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