ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Corporatisation in Private Hospitals Sector in India

Transformation in the Indian private hospitals sector is examined in Maharashtra, employing qualitative interviews, witness seminars, and desk research. Findings point to significant changes: hospitals viewed as businesses to yield profits; adoption of business strategies to ensure financial viability and returns; changes in not-for-profit and small hospitals; and consequences for institutional and medical practice. Policy shifts towards greater private sector involvement in health, industry advocacy, availability of insurance, and patient expectations drive these changes towards corporatisation, which is not just about the growth of corporate hospitals; it entails structural and behavioural changes across the healthcare sector solely favouring economic goals.

District Health Accounts: An Empirical Investigation

Economic reforms combined with a resource crunch have compelled planners and policymakers alike to constantly and frequently take stock of resources available to the vital health sector. Estimations of health sector resources and financial flows accruing to this sector were for a long while limited mainly to public sector alone. This paper attempts a micro-level estimation of health accounts at a district level in the hope of evolving, in due course, a mor

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