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Applicant:
Central University of Tamil Nadu 
Author:
Neena Elezbeth Philip, Kannan S, Sarma SP. 
Corresponding Authors:
Neena Elezbeth Philip 
DOI #:
https://doi.org/10.1177/1010539515602306 
Title:
Utilization of Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme, Kerala: A Comparative Study of Insured and Uninsured Below-Poverty-Line Households 
Journal:
Asia Pac J Public Health 
Year:
2016 
Volume:
28 
Page:
77s 
Keywords:
CHIS, coverage, health Insurance, health utilization, out-of-pocket expenses, RSBY 
Abstract:
We aimed to compare the sociodemographics, health care utilization pattern, and out-of-pocket (OOP) expenses of 149 insured and 147 uninsured below-poverty-line households insured under the Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme, Kerala, through a comparative cross-sectional study. Family size more than 4 (odds ratio [OR] = 2.34; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.13-4.82), family member with chronic disease (OR = 2.05; 95% CI = 1.18-3.57), high socioeconomic status (OR = 2.95; 95% CI = 1.74-5.03), and an employed household head (OR = 2.69; 95% CI = 1.44-5.02) were significantly associated with insured households. Insured households had higher inpatient service utilization (OR = 1.57; 95% CI = 1.05-2.34). Only 40% of inpatient service utilization among the insured was covered by insurance. The mean OOP expenses for inpatient services among insured (INR 448.95) was higher than among uninsured households (INR 159.93); P = .003. These findings show that urgent attention of the government is required to redesign and closely monitor the scheme. 
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Neena Elezebeth Philip on 2020-09-03 
 
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