Affordability pattern of healthcare facilities and services among the rural communities of Kerala
Krishnan Kutty V
Health and human resource development are vital components of overall socio-economic development, thus national governments around the world are working to extend and improve healthcare services. In order to achieve the goal, a sample of 675 families from Kerala were chosen, with 225 sample proportions of Hindu, Muslim, and Christian in each district. In terms of healthcare affordability, Hindu, Muslim, and Christian households in Kerala spend 34.15 percent, 33.45 percent, and 33.38 percent of their income on healthcare, respectively. Due to poor income, 51.6 percent of Hindu homes, 53.3 percent of Muslim households, and 48.9 percent of Christian households in Kerala could not afford therapy. The unaffordability of treatment is due to the proportion of Hindu (32.7 percent), Muslim (27.5 percent), and Christian (28.1 percent) households that face the cost of services. That the 21% of the Hindu, 19% of the Muslim and 18% of the Christian householders’ affordability levels are the free service. The own resources are the major sources of the cost of treatment among the householders.
Krishnan Kutty V. Affordability pattern of healthcare facilities and services among the rural communities of Kerala. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research, Volume 8, Issue 2, 2022, Pages 108-111