Volume : VI, Issue : IX, September - 2017

A study of the awareness of health insurance among inpatients of tertiary care teaching hospital

Dr. Libert Anil Gomes, Dr. Yamini K R.

Abstract :

 A questionnaire based study was carried out to know the awareness and perceptions of health insurance and its association with education, income and occupational status of the respondents. The sample size was arrived at based on the findings of a pilot study. The responses were analyzed using SPSS 11.5. Rs 50.000– Rs 100,000 is the most sought after coverage for a year, and the median premium was Rs 1,000 with an inter quartile range of Rs 500 to Rs 2000. Social health insurance and social groups are the most preferred type of insurance and insurers respectively.   The study found a statistically significant association of awareness of health insurance with age, education, income, gender and occupation of the respondents. The awareness of health insurance is higher among those with higher education, income and employment.  Higher age (>65 years), low income and education, and unemployment are associated with poor or no knowledge of health insurance.  Awareness is higher among men than in women. 

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Dr. Libert Anil Gomes, Dr. Yamini K R., A study of the awareness of health insurance among inpatients of tertiary care teaching hospital, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH : Volume-6 | Issue-9 | September-2017


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