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Cost Recovery in Diagnostic Facilities

Brijesh C Purohit Tasleem A Siddiqui Until 1982 public teaching hospitals in Rajasthan provided diagnostic facilities such as Xrays, free of cost of patients. Budget constraints have compelled the institutions to introduce an auto financing scheme (AFS) aimed at recovering variable costs of the tests. The experience of the AFS scheme provides useful pointers about user-charge mechanisms.

Utilisation of Health Services in India

Utilisation of Health Services in India Brijesh C Purohit Tasleem A Siddiqui The pattern of utilisation in our country had some desirable outcomes, namely, growing popularity of indigenous non-allopathic systems and growth in private sector's involvement in expensive tertiary care. As against the National Health Policy guidelines the regional disparities in health service utilisation among different expenditure groups of states as well as rural-urban disparities tend to continue. Further, in spite of inadequacy of health services and prevalence of inequality in utilisation, there has been no serious governmental initiative to encourage appropriate utilisation by means of devising health insurance and other cost recovery mechanisms.
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