Study conducted in 2006
The study aims to estimate health spending in Karnataka, the primary focus being health spending on the elderly (above 60 years of age).There are different sources of funds for health expenditure,including the State and Central governments, foreign funds, household expenditure, public and private firms and Non-Government Organizations(NGOs). A part of the expenditure by the government is undertaken under the Central Government Health Scheme(CGHS) and the
Employee State Insurance Scheme(ESIS).
The use of the different sources have been classified by provider, namely hospitals, primary health centres, sub-centres, NGO hospitals, charitable institutions, traditional providers, etc; and function, namely inpatient and outpatient care, self-treatment, communicable diseases control, health promotion, etc. The study also shows the expenditure on the elderly covered in public and private firms under different medical care schemes, including in-house medical facilities.