Applied Methods Of Equity Analysis In Healthcare Financing (8:00 AM)
September 27 - 30, 2016 (Tuesday to Friday)
Last date of registration – September 13, 2016
About the course
Healthcare systems are concerned with a fair and socially just distribution of the access to and financing of healthcare, so that health outcomes are distributed equally across society. Financial implications of healthcare, however, restrict many poor households to seek healthcare on the one hand and on the other causes severe disruption in the living status of many others who go for purchasing even the bare essentials of healthcare. Equity in access to healthcare services and the related financial burden on households, hence, has been one of the major concerns of health systems particularly in developing countries. The challenges are related to reducing the financial burden of healthcare on poor households and enhance access to quality healthcare. Analytic methods of equity analysis are applied in healthcare financing to address the fundamental question that how different segments of population are protected from the financial burden of healthcare. This course teaches the latest methods of conducting equity analysis in healthcare
STATA 14 software will be used for demonstration and to work on the practical exercise. The
participant is expected to know basic STATA for participating in the workshop.
- Basics of health financing
- Lab sessions with Introducing STATA
- Understanding equity and measures of inequality
- Concepts of equity in healthcare finance: Horizontal and Vertical equity
- Gini, Kakawani and Concentration Indices of inequality
- Impacts of inequality in health care financing
- Catastrophic impacts-headcount and gaps
- Poverty impacts-headcount and gaps
- Other Measures of Inequality
- Progressivity in payments
- Benefit incidence Analysis (BIA)
Indian National: 10000 INR per participant
International Participant: 20000 INR per participant
The registration fee includes course kit, lunch and snacks. Please note that the participants will have to bear their own travel, boarding and lodging expenses. However, the organizers will be able to provide a list of hotels or guesthouses nearby the institute upon request.
Key Resource Faculty
Dr. Anup Karan is a full-time faculty at the institute with Master degree in economics and D.Phil in public health (health economics) from University of Oxford. He has more than 15 years of experience in the areas of health, poverty and employment and their inter-linkages. Dr. Karan has been working in the area of equity in healthcare financing and financial risk protection of households and has published papers on these topics in national and international journals of repute. He has been also involved in online distance learning academic programs and workshops at the institute.
Who should attend?
The course is designed for those who need to perform equity analysis in healthcare finance, and those who need to understand in some depth the issues that health economists face when
performing these analyses. Since the course offers practical methods to conduct these analyses,
researchers and commercial and academic organizations concerned with healthcare resource
allocation would be benefited by developing analytical skills during the course.
Interested participants may email their completed registration form at
and submit the fee by E-transfer OR by Demand Draft in favor of “Public Health Foundation of India” payable Delhi and dispatch to the address: Ms. Tanuja Bhandari, Indian Institute of Public Health, Delhi, Plot 47, Sector 44, Institutional Area, Near HUDA City Centre metro station, Gurgaon – 122002, Haryana. Bank details for E-transfer will be shared upon request. We do not accept cash.
International participants are requested to submit the fee only by E-transfer.
Ms. Tanuja Bhandari
Sr. Programme Officer-Trainings
Ph: +91 124 2477900 (ext. 4110)
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