Journal of Economic Literature: Vol. 52 No. 2 - Book Review

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Paying Out-of-Pocket for Drugs, Diagnostics and Medical Services: A Study of Households in Three Indian States by Moneer Alam

Published By: India Studies in Business and Economics. New York and Heidelberg: Springer
ISBN: 978-81-322-1280-5
Date of Publication: 2013


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Reviewed by: David I. Levine of University of California, Berkeley
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.52.2.535.r8
Review Pages: 549-50

Book Review Abstract

David I. Levine of University of California, Berkeley reviews "Paying Out-of-Pocket for Drugs, Diagnostics and Medical Services: A Study of Households in Three Indian States", by Moneer Alam. The Econlit abstract of this book begins: "Examines the out-of-pocket health care expenses of low-income households in the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Delhi. Discusses population size and composition of sample households; socioeconomic variations, consumption poverty, and health-generated inequalities in the sample population; self-reported ailments and hospitalization—differentials in utilization of health care; catastrophic spending on health by sample households—some results; decomposing out-of-pocket health spending—share of drugs, medical services, and other components; utilization of public health facilities—a situational assessment; and policy directions. Alam is Professor of Economics and Head of the Population Research Centre with the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi."


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JEL Classifications

D12: Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
I11: Analysis of Health Care Markets
I18: Health: Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
O12: Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
O15: Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration


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