Global experts have identified a new killer: Poor Quality Health care. Around five million people die every year — almost a third of them in India - due to inadequate healthcare. It is becoming clear that access to health care is not enough, and that good quality of care is needed to improve outcomes. “Quality care should not be a privilege for a lucky few, in a few facilities, in a few countries. Health systems must effectively protect, treat and respect all people, especially the vulnerable,” noted The Lancet study.
You don’t need an epidemic, however predictable, for the public health system to collapse. It is a matter of routine that patients share beds and doctors are overworked. The financial burden of both inpatient and outpatient care in Haryana is consistently greater for rural households, compared to urban households; with rapid increase in inpatient expenditures per admission.