Delving deep into India’s fast-growing healthcare industry

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The World Health Organization (WHO) has described the framework of a health care system in terms of its basic building blocks. These include “delivery of effective, safe, quality personal and non-personal interventions; a healthcare workforce that is adequate in numbers , completely trained and fairly distributed; a health information system that produces, analyses and disseminates reliable and timely intervention, medical products and technologies that are safe and efficacious, cost effective and accessible; a financing system that raises adequate funds to ensure the population can use needed services and is protected from financial catastrophe; and governance and oversight of the above.”

Lawton Robert Burns, the editor of this book which has chapters by well-known experts in various aspects of a healthcare system, ventures to apply all these parameters to study the Indian Healthcare Industry and the result is this robust volume under review. A comparison between the U.S., India and China becomes inevitable in a study of this nature and the editor brings out several salient yet contrasting features the way healthcare is managed in these countries.

Source: The Hindu (link opens in a new window)

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