Monday, November 5, 2012

8 November 2012: Health policy in India: It’s Broken

Jeffrey S. Hammer
NCAER and Princeton University

Why is good quality health care so hard to deliver? While universal primary medical care has been a stated priority of government since before independence, the track record of the public system is not one of great success. Public sector medical care is free yet a large majority of people prefer to use the private sector, even though they know that it, too, is of questionable quality. This preview of a forthcoming book presents data on the quality of medical care in both public and private sectors and asks what can be done to improve performance. It also raises the question: “if the goal of government is to improve the health and well-being of the Indian people, is the expansion of public medical care and the underlying expenditures really the most important step government can take?"

Date: November 8, 2012
Time: 03:30 P.M.

NCAER Auditorium
National Council of Applied Economic Research
Parisila Bhawan, 11, Indraprastha Estate
New Delhi-110002(INDIA)


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Please join us for high tea after the lecture. For queries, please contact Ms Sudesh Bala at or on 011-2345-2669.

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