In support of patient rights
The Supreme Court's award of a record compensation of Rs. 5.9 crore in a case of medical negligence is in continuation of its well considered stance of balancing the rights of patients with the legitimate protection of doctors when they are on call. The significance of such an approach cannot be overstated in the specific context of India, where the health care system - in the public and the private sector - functions under sub-optimal conditions; while the entire medical profession operates within the purview of the Consumer Protection Act.
Medical mobile services will open up access by masses in India
In a country where universal healthcare is a daily challenge to meet because of difficult geographic constraints, one leading hospital group in India has turned to mobile to increase its accessibility and coverage.
NATHEALTH a common platform to power the next wave of progress in Indian Healthcare
With the aim of incorporating a comprehensive plan for health in India the Planning Commission of India, under approval by the Prime Minister, constituted the High Level Expert Group (HLEG) on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in October 2010. Themandate was to develop a framework for providing easily accessible and affordable health care to all Indians and suggesting a 10-year strategy going forward. With technical support from the PHFI secretariat, the review process of the HLEG consisted of situational analyses...
Pay-For-Performance Incentives In Low- And Middle-Income Country Health Programs
This chapter surveys experience with performance pay in developing country health programs. It focuses on four key conceptual issues:
(1) What to reward,
(2) Who to reward,
(3) How to reward, and
(4) What unintended consequences might performance incentives create.