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Utilisation of Health Services in India
Brijesh C. Purohit and Tasleem A. Siddiqui
Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 29, No. 18 (Apr. 30, 1994), pp. 1071-1080
Published by: Economic and Political Weekly
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4401139
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The pattern of utilisation in our country had some desirable outcomes, namely, growing popularity of indigenous non-allopathic systems and growth in private sector's involvement in expensive tertiary care. As against the National Health Policy guidelines the regional disparities in health service service utilisation among different expenditure groups of states as well as rural-urban disparities tend to continue. Further, in spite of inadequacy of health services and prevalence of inequality in utilisation, there has been no serious governmental initiative to encourage appropriate utilisation by means of devising health insurance and other cost recovery mechanisms.
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