IJSRP, Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2017 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
R. Devanathan and Dr. A.K. Ravisankar
In India, healthcare sector is growing at a brisk pace due to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by public as well private players. The practice of public health has been dynamic in India and has witnessed many hurdles in its attempt to affect the lives of the people of this country. Here an attempt is made to analyse the utilisation of public and private health facilities for the hospitalised cases at two different socio-economic statuses of Indian states. Data for the analyses are drawn from the 71st round of the National Sample Survey held in 2014. It is inferred from the study that the people residing at more developed states are believed on private institutions for medical care services whereas the less developed states are partly depend upon private sector services.