Healthcare Expenditure in India -An Analysis

  • H Sudhakara Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, P.G. Centre, Ramanagara, Bangalore University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • T Rajendra Prasad Professor, Department of Economics, Bangalore University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Keywords: healthcare services, infant mortality rate, death rate, life expectancy, job security, economic growth


Health is an important constituent of human resource development. Good health is real wealth of society. It not only increases human efficiency but also decreases private and public expenditure on sickness and diseases. Health has been declared as a fundamental human right. The present concern in both developed and developing countries is not only to reach the whole population with adequate healthcare services but also to secure an acceptable level of health for all through the application of primary healthcare programmes. Healthcare services help to reduce infant mortality rate, check crude death rate, keep diseases under control and raise life expectancy.

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Sudhakara, H., & Rajendra Prasad, T. (2016). Healthcare Expenditure in India -An Analysis. Shanlax International Journal of Economics, 5(1), 26-34. Retrieved from