Men with disabilities spend more on healthcare than women

Study by Indian researchers demands the immediate attention of policy-makers, government and other stakeholders to address the disparity.

BySouth First Desk

Published May 19, 2024 | 1:30 PMUpdatedMay 19, 2024 | 1:30 PM

Out of pocket expenditure on health is more for women than men, finds study from India.

Indian men with disabilities spend more on healthcare than their female counterparts, a recent study published in the Journal of Health Management revealed. The findings raised the question of whether Indian women with disabilities have been receiving adequate healthcare. Researchers used data from the National Sample Survey’s 76th round, which painted a concerning picture of out-of-pocket expenditure (OOPE) on healthcare.

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