By David H. Peters, Abdo S. Yazbeck, Rashmi R. Sharma, G. N. V. Ramana, Lant H. Pritchett, Adam Wagstaff

This file specializes in healthiness zone reform and descriptions a few large measures for reform during this zone. It evaluates coverage thoughts and offers the speculation and facts to aid those coverage offerings. This record additionally deals particular proposals to enhance well-being coverage and advance implementation throughout India. it's a manufactured from huge session and learn undertaken by means of greater than a dozen associations.

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But actions in those areas should support decisions made in the four critical areas of activity just listed. Oversight One of the main gaps in India’s health system is in oversight. As a clear “public good” that benefits all persons, oversight is an area that requires public action. The analysis in this report demonstrates that increasing the measurability of health care providers and other actors is sorely needed. Example of activities that will increase measurability are collecting and analyzing information on price, type, and volume of cases and on service-quality indicators such as the use of technology and clinical outcomes.

21 This page intentionally left blank PART 1 Raising the Sights for India’s Health System This page intentionally left blank CHAPTER 1 A Crossroads India’s health system is at a crossroads. Its ability to fight infant mortality, communicable disease, and malnutrition is being stretched at the same time that it faces emerging demands for better service and more attention to the chronic diseases of adulthood. India’s underfunded public sector and its extensively used but largely unaccountable private sector cannot hope to meet the country’s enormous, growing, and shifting health needs.

If the country approaches the task of reforming its health care system in the collaborative, wide-ranging manner of these studies and with vigilance for the welfare of the weakest segments of society, the health system may well become able to continually evolve in a manner that is accountable, equitable, and affordable for all Indians. 1 Examples of Health System Functions and Challenges in India FUNCTION Oversight Policy setting EXAMPLES CHALLENGES 36 • National Health Policy (Government 1983) • National Population Policy (MOHFW 2000b) • State health policy • How can health needs and interventions be prioritized?

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