Q. With reference to National Health Accounts Report 2019-20, consider the following statements:
1.As per the report, the government health expenditure has declined for the given period.
2.The average out-of-pocket expenditure (OOPE) on health has fallen down for the period 2019-20.
3.Private health insurance has grown in this period.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
Statement 1 is incorrect. As per the National Health Accounts report 2019-20, government health expenditure rose from 29 to 41% of total healthcare expenditure.
Statement 2 and 3 are correct. The average out-of-pocket expenditure (OOPE) on health has fallen down from a high of 62.6% in 2014-15, OOPE fell to 47% in 2019-20. Private health insurance appears to have grown in this period, from 3.7 to 7%.