Title: Evaluating efficiency of Rashtriya Swasthaya Bima Yojana using systems approach

Authors: Pallavi Seth; G.N. Patel

Addresses: Centre for Insurance and Risk Management, Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida, India ' Area of Operations and Decision Sciences, Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida, India

Abstract: Rashtriya Swasthaya Bima Yojana (RSBY) is a health insurance scheme for poor people of India especially below poverty line (BPL), launched by Ministry of Labour and Employment (India). The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the relative efficiency of the scheme in the enrolled districts of Uttar Pradesh using systems approach. Firstly, districts were divided into three groups on the basis of Euclidean distance and then the systems approach was applied using Bankers, Charnes and Cooper (BCC) model of data envelopment analysis (DEA).

Keywords: health insurance; relative efficiency; systems approach; data envelopment analysis; DEA; healthcare management; poor people; India; poverty.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHTM.2014.067137

International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, 2014 Vol.14 No.4, pp.290 - 303

Received: 30 Sep 2013
Accepted: 04 Oct 2014

Published online: 07 Feb 2015 *

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