Brijesh C. Purohit

Health of the people plays a significant role in the overall economic and social development of a nation. Keeping this in view, the Indian planners have aimed at an efficient health system, encompassing promotive, preventive and curative components.

However, studies on the measurement of efficiency in health care are limited both in number and coverage. Most of the available studies deal with macro level analysis and do not apply quantitative techniques at sub-state level. In this context this book is a very useful attempt at measuring efficiency in health care at sub-national as well as at sub-state level using econometric tools. In doing so it presents case studies of select States.

At the outset this study provides a synoptic view of Indian health care sector and highlights the need for an efficient health care system. This is followed by an exhaustive review of all the econometric studies with a focus on application of data envelopment analysis and frontier estimation techniques. This is further followed by measurement of efficiency in health sector using an econometric model.

Using both panel data and cross section data at state and sub-state level, it carries out an aggregate all India level; state level and sub-state level analysis of health system performance. At the state level it covers fourteen major rich, middle income and low income states. This is followed by a sub-state level analysis of five states which include Punjab, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, respectively. 








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Pages xiv +187**  

Cloth Bound

2010 First Edition**

Preface / List of Tables / List of Exhibits / List of Box Diagrams / List of Charts / List of Abbreviations / Introduction: The Issues / Measurement of Efficiency of Health Care / Model for Estimating Efficiency / Efficiency in Health Care: Macro Level Analysis / Efficiency in Health Care at Sub-national Level/Summary of Conclusions and Policy Imperatives / References / Subject Index / Author Index.

Dr. Brijesh C. Purohit
is a Professor at Madras School of Economics, Chennai, India;

He began his career in 1986 and worked as a researcher at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi (1986); an economist at the National Institute of Public Finance .and Policy, New Delhi (1986-90); an Associate Professor at the Indian Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur (1990-96); Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur (1996); South Asian Visiting Scholar at Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford (October 1996-March 1997); Faculty member at the Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad; Senior Fellow and Consultant at State Institute, Chandigarh; Senior Consultant at the Centre for. Policy Research, New Delhi (2001-02); Associate Professor at Nirma Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (2002-04), and Advisor with Reform Project of US AID, Ranchi (2004-07).

Dr. Purohit received his doctorate in economics from the University of Mysore, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore.

He has published in various national and international journals in the areas of public finance, health economics and corporate finance. Dr. Purohit is also the author as well as co-author of several books.

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