International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine & Public Health

ISSN - 1840-4529

Arun K Aggarwal

Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India


  • Review Article   
    Health Financing- What is the Way Forward? An Analytical Perspective
    Author(s): Arun K Aggarwal*

    Financial Protection, as measured by Catastrophic Health Expenditure (CHE), is an important arm of Universal Health Care Coverage (UHC) and is an important outcome parameter of Health systems. Global discourse revolves around increasing the share of government spending as percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to avert CHE and Out of Pocket Health Expenditure (OOPE). Fundamental questions for health financing are: a) can the funding from donor agencies solve this problem? b) where is the gap; less % Total Health Expenditure (THE) or less spending by government as % GDP? c) How valid is the claim of the national governments for increased spending on health? d) What are the contributors to health spending? What level of care? What expenditure heads? Which clinical department? Through the analysis of various case studies and secondary data, we have discussed all such issues in this a.. View More»

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