National Health Accounts Estimates for India 2014-15

This new report published by the Union health ministry reveals that medicines are the biggest financial burden on Indian households. Of more than three lakh crore rupees that households spent on health in 2014-15, around 42% of the total out-of-pocket spending (OOP) went in buying medicines.

This report presents National Health Accounts (NHA) Estimates for India for Financial Year 2014-15. National Health Accounts is a tool to describe health expenditures and flow of funds in both government and private sector in the country. These estimates are derived within the framework of National Health Accounts Guidelines for India, 2016 (with refinements where required) and adhere to System of Health Accounts 2011 (SHA 2011), a global standard framework for producing health accounts.

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