Human resource inequalities at the base of India's public health care system
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This paper examines the extent of inequalities in human resource provision at India's Heath Sub-Centres (HSC)-first level of service provision in the public health system. 'Within state' inequality explained about 71% and between state' inequality explained the remaining 29% of the overall inter-HSC inequality. The Northern states had a lower health worker share relative to the extent of their HSC provision. Contextual factors that contributed to 'between' and 'within' district inequalities were the percentages of villages connected with all-weather roads and having primary schools. Analysis demonstrates a policy and programming need to address Within State' inequalities as a priority. (C) 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Pallikadavath , S , Singh , A , Ogollah , R , Dean , T & Stones , W 2013 , ' Human resource inequalities at the base of India's public health care system ' Health & Place , vol 23 , pp. 26-32 . DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2013.05.003
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