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Framework of Indian Healthcare System and its Challenges: An Insight

Framework of Indian Healthcare System and its Challenges: An Insight
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Author(s): Prashant Mehta (National Law University, India)
Copyright: 2017
Pages: 25
Source title: Healthcare Community Synergism between Patients, Practitioners, and Researchers
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Valerie C. Bryan (Florida Atlantic University, USA) and Jennifer Lynne Bird (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0640-9.ch011

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Abstract

India, one of the oldest civilizations and second most populous country is ethnically, linguistically, geographically, religious, and demographically diverse is poorly ranked due to complex public healthcare system, which suffers from insufficient funding, poor management. Poor health intertwined with poverty, affordability, accessibility, burden of infectious and non-communicable affecting lives of most Indians. Healthcare ecosystems are complex and still evolving, investments in service delivery system, infrastructure, and technology, are still being experimented and explored. India's booming population; increasing purchasing power; rising awareness of personal health and hygiene; and significant growth in infectious, chronic degenerative, and lifestyle diseases are driving the growing market. In this chapter we will explore accessible and affordable healthcare system, state of public healthcare, healthcare reforms, governance (Constitutional Provisions, Law, and Policy framework) in healthcare delivery, and Opportunity offered by market drivers.

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