About The Database

The cost database is tool for health policy makers and analysts who need information on the unit costs of health services. The database provides information on economic costs of outpatient visits and inpatient stays at different levels of the health system. The database is developed by Department of Community Medicine & School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh with technical support from International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI). The data has been collected using a standardised methodology from 167 health facilities located in 6 different states of India, as outlined in the methodology documents. The data collection is the result of work done in consortium by PGIMER, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras and Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).

The database has been designed with a user-friendly interface. Users can select the required data they need using a series of drop-down menus. All cost values presented are mean values across the facility level or state and presented with confidence intervals generated using the bootstrap method. The costs are in Indian National Rupee (₹) for the reference year used in the data collection – 2011-12 for Haryana and Punjab and 2014-15 for Himachal Pradesh (HP), Odisha, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.




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