Understanding CBHI hospitalisation patterns: A comparison of insured and uninsured women in Gujarat, India

2013
Page count
15
pages
Description

Community-based health insurance has been associated with increased hospitalisation in low-income settings, but with limited analysis of the illnesses for which claims are submitted. A review of claims submitted to VimoSEWA, an inpatient insurance scheme in Gujarat, India, found that fever, diarrhoea and hysterectomy, the latter at a mean age of 37 years, were the leading reasons for claims by adult women. The paper compared the morbidity, outpatient treatment-seeking and hospitalisation patterns of VimoSEWA-insured women with uninsured women.

Publisher
The ILO's Impact Insurance Facility
Publish date
Language of publication
English
Region/Country
Region
South Asia
Country
India
IB topics
BoP as customer
Gender
Results Measurement and Impact
Sector
Financial Services
Health