||Some aspects of the economics of tuberculosis in India.
||Tuberculosis and Chest Disease Workers Conference,
18th, Bangalore, India, 16-19 Jan 1962, p. 204-212.
1The present paper describes certain economic aspects
of TB in India, but does not attempt to combine them in a model.
The estimated direct costs (beds, clinics, BCG campaign, drugs,
private practitioners, after-care, social welfare etc. and research,
training and administration) and indirect costs (disablement, premature
death) of TB services of all kinds in India, based on known number
of physical units multiplied by estimated average cost, have been
calculated. These calculations demonstrated that the TB control
programme which the NTP was proposing, was not substantially more
expensive to the nation than existing TB services. It was concluded
that a far higher government share would be economical and that
district programmes utilising and promoting the development of basic,
GHS would also be economical.
|KEYWORDS: SOCIAL CHANGE; HEALTH ECONOMICS; INDIA.