National Cost database

The Indian National Cost database provides a one-stop shop for cost information for healthcare decision-making in india. The database is intended for a diverse set of users including: health economists involved in economic evaluation, health care programme managers establishing budgets, policy makers making resource allocation decisions, Ministry of Health personnel setting prices, health financing experts looking at resource requirements, researchers, consultants, NGOs and donors.


Forthcoming Publication

  • Gupta M, Lakshmi PVM, Prinja S, Singh T, Sirati T, Rao C, Kumar R. Comparative performance of verbal autopsy methods in identifying causes of adult mortality: A case study in India. Indian J Med Research. 2020. Forthcoming.

  • Cost of Management and Health Related Quality for Life of Diabetes and Hypertension in India, Brar S, Kaur G, Muniyandi M, Karikalan N, Bano H, Bhansali A, Jain S, Kumari S, Prinja S (2020). Forthcoming.

  • cost of national vector borne disease control programme in north india. indian j med research. 2020.Forthcoming.

  • Prinja S, Singh MP, Rajsekar K, Sachin O, Gedam P, Nagar A, CHSI Study Group, Bhargava B. Translating Research to Policy: Setting Provider Payment Rates for Strategic Purchasing under India's National Public Health Insurance Scheme. Applied Health Economics & Health Policy. .Forthcoming.

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  • The International Conference is organized by the Department of Health Research (DHR), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, in collaboration with the Access and Delivery Partnership (ADP) and UNDP India.

Latest Publication

  • Prinja S, Chauhan AS, Bahuguna P, Selvaraj S, Muraleedharan VR, Sundararaman T. Cost of Delivering Secondary Healthcare Through the Public Sector in India. Pharmacoecon Open. 2020. doi: 10.1007/s41669-019-00176-9. PMID: 31468323; PMCID: PMC7248147.

  • Prinja S, Singh MP, Guinness L, Rajsekar K, Bhargava B. Establishing reference costs for the health benefit packages under universal health coverage in India: cost of health services in India (CHSI) protocol. BMJ Open. 2020 :e035170. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-035170. PMID: 32690737; PMCID: PMC7375634.

  • Jyani G, Chauhan AS, Rai B, Ghoshal S, Srinivasan R, Prinja S. Health-related quality of life among cervical cancer patients in India Int J Gynecol Cancer 2020;0:1–6. doi:10.1136/ijgc-2020-001455

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Workshop Update

  • 3rd National Workshop on Costing of Health Care Services, Chandigarh, India, 10-13 December, 2019.

  • CME on Financing for Universal Health Coverage at the 60th National Conference of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine, Shimla (HP), India, March 2019.

  • National Consultation on Health Financing Policies in India in New Delhi, Feb 27, 2019. Co-organized with the Centre for Health Economics, York University UK&GiZ India.

  • 1st National Workshop on Costing of Health Care Services, Chandigarh, India, 16-19 May, 2018.

  • 2nd National Conference on Health Technology Assessment, Chandigarh, India, 24-25 Feb, 2018.

  • 7th International Fellowship on Health Technology Assessment, Chandigarh, India, 19-23 Feb, 2018.

  • Regional Workshop on Economic Evaluation in Health Care, State Health Resource Centre, Raipur (Chattisgarh), India, Dec 2-3, 2016.

  • National Symposium on Universal Health Coverage: A Step Towards Sustainable Development, Chandigarh, India, 9-10 March 2016.

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