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Article on Health Economics

Article on Health Economics

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AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF HEART DISEASE TREATMENT INPRIVATE HOSPITAL WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TOMETROPOLITAN CITY OF CHENNAI
Dr. Tmt. V. Renuka Devi*Tmt. Sindhu T. S**
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Private Hospital Treatments of Heart Disease is little costlier for thedivergent standard of people in Chennai, their daily attitude will differ from person to person like too much of tension in both working places and their homes, food habits, resting times, lack of physical activities, and other habits, etc: at last it leads to cardiac problems. Middle income people arefacing the Socio-Economic Burden to get their treatments in PrivateHospitals, Medicines per month of this disease are little costly, Expenses of diagnosing the Heart diseases through ECG, CT scans, Echocardiograph,Angiogram, etc. are little expensive it comes around Rs. 50,000, the main burden of the disease are faced by the person is at the time of Surgery andSometimes it leads to change the financial capacity of the patient.Most of the Peoples income are changed After their Surgery(Especially Bypass Surgery), they choose Alternative Jobs or VoluntaryRetirement to reduce their Workload. 60% of people are comparativelyearning lesser amount than pre-surgery, rest of the peoples are theemployees with low hurdle to do their work.The treatment of heart Disease is a constant process till the end of their life, Patients have to consult their physicians every month, monthlymedicine charges, Once in three months check-up, this cost approximatelycomes around Rs. 12,000. Automatically it affects the EconomicBackground of the patient and their Family.
 
* Reader and Head , Department of Economics, Ethiraj college for women, Chennai.** M.Phil Research Scholar, Department of Economics, Ethiraj Collegefor Women
 
 
AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF HEART DISEASE TREATMENT INPRIVATE HOSPITAL WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TOMETROPOLITAN CITY OF CHENNAI
Dr. Tmt. V. Renuka Devi*Tmt. Sindhu T. S**
Health Economics
Health Economics has been explained by various authors indifferent ways. A general survey of some of the definitions suggest thathealth economics is the discipline that determines the price and the quantityof limited financial and nonfinancial resources devoted to the care of thesick and promotion of health. It covers the medical industry as a whole andextends to such fields as the economic analysis of the cost of diseases, benefits of health programs and returns from investment in medicaleducation, training and research.The aim of economics applied to health field or “ healtheconomicsis to quantify overtime the resources used in health servicedelivery and to organize, allocate and manage them in such a way that theyare used for health purposes with maximum efficiency in preventive,curative and rehabilitative health services, so as to achieve maximalindividual and national productivity.* Reader and Head , Department of Economics, Ethiraj college for women, Chennai.** M.Phil Research Scholar, Department of Economics, Ethiraj Collegefor Women

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