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. Also, it improves the productivity of a nation. There is a strong correlation between improvement in health programmes and consequent increase in rate of economics of health care growth and development. To achieve the goals of economic growth and economic development, developing countries should improve their health standards. 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 their powers as a state depend. There is a large gap between healthcare delivery and financing in urban and rural areas in India. The majority of the population resides in rural India (68.4 percent), 2 percent of qualified doctors are available to them. The rural population relies heavily on government-funded medical facilities. This gap is exacerbated because the private and public systems do not complement each other. Affordable care suffers from quality issues and is unable to cater to the basic healthcare needs of the population. Some private care delivery centers and professionals are accessible to the needy. But, they are not affordable for a majority of the population.
Also, This book economics of health care 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.,