Incidence, Intensity, and Correlates of Catastrophic Out-of-Pocket Health Payments in India
This paper confirms the continuing high incidence of catastrophic health payments and increase in poverty headcount and poverty gap in India due to health payments.
This paper states despite posting more than 8% annual GDP growth in the past few years, the catastrophic health payments have not changed significantly in India. Around 39.5 million people fell below the poverty line in India due to out-of-pocket health payments in 2004–2005. Policies to reduce poverty in India need to include measures to reduce catastrophic out-of-pocket health payments.
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