Determinants of Healthcare Services of Cardiovascular Disease Patients in Coimbatore: A Logistic Regression Approach

  • J Jacintha Maria Florence Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Nirmala College for Women, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
  • A Sangamithra Professor, Department of Economics, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Health, Cardiovascular Disease, Economic Impact, Healthcare Services


A healthy population, therefore, may be defined as one that safeguards the health of its members. The health of the population may be a resource for the well-being of its members. Any development process must take into account health. Cardiovascular diseases form the major component of chronic diseases and therefore contribute most to the economic impact: these strike individuals in their productive ages, need high treatment costs and result in premature deaths. Patients place importance on the caliber of services and take into account a variety of factor in the selection of hospital such as the availability of the competent specialists, the reputation of the hospital, professional management, range of services offered, availability of latest technology and equipment, cost and convenience, proximity to home, courteous behaviour of staff and professionalized care.

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