Volume : IX, Issue : III, March - 2020

SOCIO-ECONOMIC BURDEN OF CANCER ON URBAN HOUSEHOLDS - A COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE HOSPITALS IN MYSURU CITY.

Maheshnayaka S. N, Dr. H. R. Uma

Abstract :

Cancer is one of the chronic diseases in the world and also it is the second most causes of death throughout the world and accounts for nearly 13% of total global deaths. The vogue of cancer was conventionally more widely recorded in the developed countries but in the recent years it has increased substantially in the developing countries as well. In terms of Global Burden of Disease (GBD) about 70 percent of all cancer deaths are now concentrated among low– and middle–income countries(Rajpal et. al ,2018). According to GLOBOCAN Report 2018 ; Worldwide 95,55,027 deaths have occured due to Cancer Disease and 1,80,78,957 people are suffering from Cancer Disease and in India 11,57,294 people died due to cancer and 7,84,821 people are facing cancer disease in India. Now a day’s cancer is a significant health concern in the world. It is adversely affecting the households and the economy. The important objective of this paper is to assess the treatment pattern and expenditure incurred by cancer patients undergoing treatment and to compare between government and private hospitals and also to test and prove that the treatment at government hospitals is more cost beneficial than the private hospitals. The present study is based on both primary and secondary data. The primary data have been collected from 100 cancer patients both from government and private hospitals in Mysore district with appropriate questionnaire and simple percentage, frequency and chi–square test was used to analysis the data. From the case study analysis we observed that majority of the cancer patients are suffering from financial burden due to high treatment expenditure and loan burden of cancer treatment. Some of the cancer patients spent more than one lakh for cancer treatment. Cancer has several consequences on individual and households not only does it lead to disability and health, its treatment costs and associated loss of income can quickly undermine family socio–economic conditions.

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SOCIO-ECONOMIC BURDEN OF CANCER ON URBAN HOUSEHOLDS - A COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE HOSPITALS IN MYSURU CITY., Maheshnayaka S.N, Dr. H.R.Uma PARIPEX-INDIAN JOURNAL OF RESEARCH : Volume-9 | Issue-3 | March-2020


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