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Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development
Year : 2017, Volume : 8, Issue : 3
First page : ( 187) Last page : ( 193)
Print ISSN : 0976-0245. Online ISSN : 0976-5506.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-5506.2017.00184.X

An Assessment of India's Development in Healthcare in Comparison to Overall Development in LMIC Countries

Raza Arif*

Assistant Professor, Goa Institute of Management, Goa

*Corresponding author: Arif Raza Assistant Professor, Healthcare Management Goa Institute of Management, Goa, India Mo: +91-8275144156; +91-7566693564 Office: +91-832-2366719 Email: arif@gim.ac.in; arifraza@rediffmail.com

Online published on 18 July, 2017.

Abstract

Since beginning of this century a number of policy changes and initiative has been taken in healthcare sector of India and many other nation, that have affected and brought changes both in healthcare infrastructure and health status of the country. This gives an opportunity to assess India's achievements in healthcare in comparison to overall achievements by countries comparable to India.

The study attempts at looking into changes achieved in specific indicators of healthcare infrastructure and health status of India and comparing it with overall changes in all lower middle income countries (LMIC). At the same time the performance of its peer South Asian lower middle income countries (SA-LMIC) are also assessed to compare how India did in relation to them.

Using data from world bank's world development indicator, India and other SA-LMIC countries indicators were compared with overall LMIC indicators, for a period of last 15 year.

It was found that India has done better than overall LMIC in creating and developing healthcare infrastructure, but achievements in health status is not remarkably different than overall LMIC. Comparison with SA-LMIC shows that India's performance in comparison to overall LMIC is not exclusive and other SA-LMIC has also achieved similar to better results than India. Even after comparatively better achievements, the overall present status of health infrastructure is worse than overall LMIC and mixed in health status.

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Keywords

Healthcare, Indian Healthcare, Performance, Comparative Assessment, Achievements, Present Status, SA-LMIC, Indicators of Healthcare, Healthcare Infrastructure, Healthcare Status, India's achievements in healthcare, Lower Middle Economies Healthcare Healthcare since 2000, Improvements in healthcare.

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