TITLE

Financial risk protection & chronic disease care

AUTHOR(S)
Selvaraj, Sakthivel; Subramanian, S. V.
PUB. DATE
October 2012
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Medical Research;Oct2012, Vol. 136 Issue 4, p544
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
The authors discuss the significance of providing financial risk protection to households dealing with costs related to chronic disease management in India. One study indicated that publicly-financed health insurance models are ineffective in providing financial risk protection in the country. Strengthening primary care with a focus on promotive and preventive care is suggested to help reduce households' out-of-pocket and catastrophic payments.
ACCESSION #
83699276

 

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