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The project was conceptualized to set a benchmark for accountability and transparency in public funded healthcare in India. There is a common perception that government hospitals are providing suboptimal care to the citizens and to some extent this is true. Being funded by taxpayer’s money, accountability and transparency leave much to be desired in government hospitals in India. There are some hospitals that are overburdened and on the other hand, there are some which remain empty in spite of being ‘fully functioning’
As a small initial step, we wanted statistics on the number of patients coming to a hospital, as well as number of patients being admitted and discharged be available online publicly in a real time manner or as close to real-time as possible. This would make the overall working of a hospital transparent to the public. A second objective was to internally audit the clinical performance of each department and also have this audit available online publicly so that it could be compared with other hospitals in India & abroad.