Akashdeep Singh Chauhan

Akashdeep Singh Chauhan
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research | PGIMER · School of Public Health

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The 'Cost of Health Services in India (CHSI)' is the first large scale multi-site facility costing study to incorporate evidence from a national sample of both private and public sectors at different levels of the health system in India. This paper provides an overview of the extent of heterogeneity in costs caused by various supply-side factors. A...
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Background The role of post-mastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT) for breast cancer is controversial when 3-or-less lymph nodes are metastatic. Apart from local control, survival and toxicity, cost also plays an important role in decision-making. Methods A Markov model was designed to assess cost, health outcomes and cost-effectiveness of different radio...
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Purpose: Patients with advanced and metastatic cervical cancer have a poor prognosis with a 1-year survival rate of 10%-15%. Recently, an antiangiogenic humanized monoclonal antibody bevacizumab has shown to improve the survival of these patients. This study was designed to assess the cost effectiveness of incorporating bevacizumab with standard c...
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Background & objectives: Despite significant resources being spent on National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP), there are meagre published data on health system cost upon its implementation. Hence, the present study estimated the annual and unit cost of different services delivered under NVBDCP in North India. Methodology: Econom...
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Background: Lack of robust data on economic burden due to enteric fever in India has made decision making on typhoid vaccination a challenge. Surveillance for Enteric Fever network was established to address gaps in typhoid disease and economic burden. Methods: Patients hospitalized with blood culture-confirmed enteric fever and nontraumatic ile...
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Background India faces a high burden of diabetes and hypertension. Currently, there is a dearth of economic evidence about screening programmes, affected age groups, and frequency of screening for these diseases in Indian settings. We assessed the cost effectiveness of population-based screening for diabetes and hypertension compared with current p...
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Objective: To assess the adherence of economic evaluations to the recommendations on principles of economic evaluation as stated in the country-specific guidelines for three countries across different income groups, namely, Canada, South Africa, and Egypt. Methods: Searches were undertaken in three databases to identify economic evaluations meet...
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Introduction World Health Organization has prequalified the use of typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) in children over six months of age in typhoid endemic countries. We assessed the cost-effectiveness of introducing TCV separately for urban and rural areas of India. Methods A decision analytic model was developed, using a societal perspective, to co...
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PURPOSE The COVID-19 pandemic has placed unprecedented demands on the health system. This led to delays in the initiation and completion of cancer treatment. We assessed the long-term health consequences because of the delay in diagnosis and treatment for cervical cancer due to COVID-19 in India. METHODS We used a Markov-model–based analysis asses...
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India has announced the ambitious program to transform the current primary healthcare facilities to health and wellness centres (HWCs) for provision of comprehensive primary health care (CPHC). We undertook this study to assess the cost of this scale-up to inform decisions on budgetary allocation, as well as to set the norms for capitation-based pa...
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Background: The newer cancer treatment technologies hold the potential of providing improved health outcomes at an additional cost. So it becomes obligatory to assess the costs and benefits of a new technology, before defining its clinical value. We assessed the cost-effectiveness of intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) as compared to 2-dimensi...
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The establishment of link between high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and occurrence of cervical cancer has resulted in development of various HPV related control strategies for the prevention of cervical cancer. The objective of the present study was to assess the cost effectiveness of various screening strategies for cervical cancer an...
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Introduction: Cervical cancer is a major public health problem in India leading to high economic burden, which is disproportionately borne by the patients as out-of-pocket expenditure (OOPE). Several publicly financed health insurance schemes (PFHIs) in India cover the treatment for cervical cancer. However, the provider payment rates for health be...
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Introduction Estimation of health-related quality of life of cervical cancer patients in India is important in assessing the well-being of patients, monitor treatment outcomes, and conduct health technology assessments. However, health-related quality of life estimates for different stages of cervical cancer are not available for the Indian populat...
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The Indian health system is undergoing significant reform toward more evidence-informed and inclusive health policy as the country strives toward the achievement of Universal Health Coverage for its 1.3 billion population. Cost information plays a key role in the evidence arsenal of Universal Health Coverage–oriented policy by informing decisions s...
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Background India’s flagship National Health insurance programme (AB-PMJAY) requires accurate cost information for evidence-based decision-making, strategic purchasing of health services and setting reimbursement rates. To address the challenge of limited health service cost data, this study used econometric methods to identify determinants of cost...
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Background Government spending on provision of secondary healthcare has increased four-fold (in real terms) over the last decade in India. The evidence on the cost of secondary care to the health system is limited. The present study estimates the total and unit cost of services at community health centres (CHCs) and district hospitals (DHs) across...
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Background: The rising cost of cancer treatment has imposed a huge financial burden on the affected households, leading to catastrophic outcomes and impoverishment. The present study was designed to estimate the economic burden incurred by households for the treatment of head and neck cancer (HNC) in India. Methods: The present study was undertaken...
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Abstract Introduction Public health spending in India has been traditionally one of the lowest globally. Punjab is one of the states with highest proportion of out-of-pocket expenditures for healthcare in India. We undertook this study to produce the sub-national health accounts (SNHA) for Punjab state in India. Methodology We used System of Healt...
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There are no published data on the cost of cancer treatment for guiding reimbursement decisions in India. The present study was designed to estimate the cost of treating head and neck cancer (HNC) with the aim of determining package rates. The present study was undertaken in the Departments of Radiotherapy and Otolaryngology of a large tertiary car...
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Health system cost data collection tool. (PDF)
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Out of pocket expenditure data collection tool. (PDF)
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Background: The field of cancer cure is flooded with various newer technologies ranging from advanced form of surgeries to new drugs to novel forms of radiotherapy techniques. While the newer forms of radiotherapy i.e., Intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) or 3-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) may have the potential of providing impro...
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Background: The field of cancer cure is flooded with various newer technologies ranging from advanced form of surgeries to new drugs to novel forms of radiotherapy techniques. While the newer forms of radiotherapy i.e., Intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) or 3-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) may have the potential of providing impro...
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Several publicly financed health insurance schemes have been launched in India with the aim of providing universalizing health coverage (UHC). In this paper, we report the impact of publicly financed health insurance schemes on health service utilization, out-of-pocket (OOP) expenditure, financial risk protection and health status. Empirical resear...
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There is little documentation of the potential catastrophic effects of injuries on families due to out of pocket (OOP) expenditure for medical care. Patients who were admitted for at least one night in a tertiary care hospital of Chandigarh city due to injury were recruited and were followed-up at 1, 2 and 12 months after discharge to collect infor...
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Background and objective: Economic evaluations are one of the important tools in policy making for rational allocation of resources. Given the very low public investment in the health sector in India, it is critical that resources are used wisely on interventions proven to yield best results. Hence, we undertook this study to assess the extent and...
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Injuries are a serious cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide, with trauma being the leading cause of death in the first four decades of life. By contrast with the declining rates of injury seen in high-income countries, low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) are experiencing an increase in injury rates, largely due to increased motoris...

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