NITI Aayog Study on Not-for-Profit Hospital Model in India
NITI Aayog released a comprehensive study on the ‘not-for-profit’ hospital model in the country, which is a step towards closing the information gap on such institutions and facilitating robust policymaking in this area.
The not-for-profit hospital sector provides not only curative but also preventive healthcare. It links healthcare with social reform, community engagement, and education.
It uses government resources and grants to provide cost-effective healthcare to people without being concerned about profits. However, over the years, this sector has remained understudied.
NITI Aayog Study Not-for-Profit Hospital Model in India
The study provides insights into the operation model of not-for-profit hospitals. It presents research-based findings on such hospitals — categorized under ownership and premise of service — and makes subsequent comparisons with private hospitals and health schemes of the Union government.
It discusses in detail the cost-containment strategies implemented by not-for-profit hospitals and seeks to understand the challenges that burden the operations of these institutions and hinder their growth.
The report proposes short and long-term policy interventions such as developing criteria to identify these hospitals, ranking them through a performance index, and promoting top hospitals for practicing philanthropy, among others. It also highlights the need to use the expertise of these hospitals in managing human resources with limited finance in remote areas.
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