Impact of Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram on out-of-pocket expenditure among urban slum dwellers in Northern India
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To assess the impact of Janani Shishu Suraksha Karayakaram (JSSK) on out-of-pocket expenditure during perinatal period in an urban slum area of Chandigarh, India.
Data on out-of-pocket expenditure were collected retrospectively from 425 women who gave birth during June 2010 to June 2012.
Out-of-pocket expenditure for delivery decreased from Rs. 5342 to Rs. 3565 between pre and post-intervention period. There was no significant difference in catastrophic health expenditures between pre-JSSK (21.2%) and post-JSSK (15.6%) periods (P=0.15).
Strengthening of implementation of JSSK is required to ensure universal access for natal care.
KeywordsCash transfer Economic evaluation Neonate
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