Title: Healthcare management in the Indian public sector

Authors: Lavanya Rekha Bahadur; Sagar Hemant Shah

Addresses: Department of Economics, H.R. College of Commerce and Economics (University of Mumbai), 123, Dinshaw Wachha Road, Churchgate, Mumbai 400 020, Maharashtra, India ' H.R. College of Commerce and Economics (University of Mumbai), 123, Dinshaw Wachha Road, Churchgate, Mumbai 400 020, Maharashtra, India

Abstract: This paper attempts to explore and analyse the prevailing scenario of the Indian public healthcare sector. Based on the various government policies relating to the public healthcare system, the paper identifies the discrepancies that exist between the policies set forth and its implementation as against the actual scenario. It further studies the various initiatives and schemes undertaken by the government and also provides suggestions to address the root causes. The research raises a question on the applicability and feasibility of the processes currently employed and proposes a theoretically informed framework to tackle the existing issues therein. Factoring in numerous expert views, performance related health indicators and suggestions from the participants of the public healthcare process, this paper brings about a true understanding of the system and the challenges facing the industry.

Keywords: India; public healthcare; healthcare management; government healthcare; public sector; government policies; performance related health indicators.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEPEE.2015.073506

International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies, 2015 Vol.8 No.4, pp.332 - 346

Available online: 10 Dec 2015 *

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