Author(s): Tripathi N, Saini SK, Prinja S
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Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of Janani Shishu Suraksha Karayakaram (JSSK) on out-of-pocket expenditure during perinatal period in an urban slum area of Chandigarh, India. METHODS: Data on out-of-pocket expenditure were collected retrospectively from 425 women who gave birth during June 2010 to June 2012. RESULTS: Out-of-pocket expenditure for delivery decreased from Rs. 5342 to Rs. 3565 between pre and post-intervention period. There was no significant difference in catastrophic health expenditures between pre-JSSK (21.2\%) and post-JSSK (15.6\%) periods (P=0.15). CONCLUSIONS: Strengthening of implementation of JSSK is required to ensure universal access for natal care.
This article was published in Indian Pediatr
and referenced in Primary Healthcare: Open Access