Health is not only an important element of wellbeing, it is also an important component of human capital, and is of major importance for economic growth and development. Health investments improve the productivity of a nation. There is strong correlation between improvement in health programmes and consequent increase in rate of economic growth and development. To achieve the goals of economic growth and economic development, developing countries should improve their health standards such as life expectancy of poor population and reduce infant mortality rate and maternal mortality rate. Human resource development, of which health is an important aspect, has been instrumental in accelerating economic development. Health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a State depend.
There is a large gap between healthcare delivery and financing in urban and rural areas in India. The above said aspects are given in the book elaborately with the relevant data.
This book is specially made for the research scholars and the students who engage in various colleges and universities, which has Health Economics as a subject. This book is very apt for Manonmanium University, Tirunelveli, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi and University of Calicut, Kerala etc