National Health Accounts Estimates for India 2013-14
National Health Accounts (NHA) provide financing information on health system which is very important for evidenced based policy making. NHA has been used internationally for comparing health financing estimates and guiding health policies across countries. National Health Accounts estimates for 2013-14 have been produced after 10 years in India. They provide important insight into how government policies have an impact on healthcare financing indicators such as out of pocket spending. It is important that NHA estimates are produced in an institutionlised way to provide evidence for continuous monitoring. While this report provides overall estimates for health financing by sources of financing, by schemes that manage the funds, by providers of healthcare and by types of care, policy interpretations of the data will follow including estimation of expenditures by diseases, age and gender in the coming year. In the context of sustainable development goals, healthcare needs to be more broadly defined. In future, it is hoped that National Health Accounts capture the expenditure estimates of social determinants of health which have direct impact on health of the households and address equity in health.