About the data

Cost of health services in India (CHSI) Study data provides data from a national costing survey across 11 states. The Costing of Health Services in India (CHSI) study was funded by the Department of Health Research and carried out by Department of Community Medicine & School of Public Health PGIMER, Chandigarh in collaboration with the state level Medical Research Units of ICMR. Cost data is provided as average unit costs by specialty for inpatient, outpatient, intensive care unit (ICU) and operating theatre service centres at current levels of capacity and re-estimated at levels of 80% and 100% capacity utilisation. Capacity utilization measures the extent to which the productive capacity of the hospital is used. Costs are adjusted to take account of under or over-utilized capacity to enable comparability. The table and figure below demonstrate the levels of capacity utilization for different levels of facilities across the sampled states. The estimated unit cost of health benefit packages defined under the PMJAY scheme are also available.

Note: The methodology and results of the CHSI study have been reviewed and approved by the Technical Appraisal Committee.

Table & Figure: Current capacity utilization of district hospitals for the states included in data collection.

Average of Capacity Utilization (%)
State Capacity utilization (Average bed occupancy rate, %)
Andhra Pradesh 111%
Bihar 106%
Gujarat 86%
Maharashtra 107%
Odisha 160%
Rajasthan 173%
Tamil Nadu 92%
Uttar Pradesh 154%
West Bengal 125%
Capacity Utilization (%)


Table & Figure: Current capacity utilization of tertiary care facilities for the states included in data collection.

Average of Capacity Utilization (%)
State Capacity utilization (Average bed occupancy rate, %)
Andhra Pradesh 112%
Bihar 36%
Gujarat 88%
Jammu & Kashmir 77%
Maharashtra 44%
New Delhi 82%
Odisha 119%
Rajasthan 167%
Tamil Nadu 180%
Uttar Pradesh 172%
West Bengal 70%
Capacity Utilization (%)


To access the data collection tools used for the CHSI study, please click here.

Title: Introduction to Cost of health services in India (CHSI) Study

Dr. Maninder Pal Singh

Title: Costing of Health Service in India (CHSI) Study: Results

Dr. Maninder Pal Singh






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