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The Study Of Healthcare Assessment In Pakistan (1991-2007)


  • Waseem IKRAM

    () (Department of Management Sciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Abbottabad, Pakistan)

  • Khalid ZAMAN

    () (Department of Management Sciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Abbottabad, Pakistan)

  • Mehboob AHMAD

    () (Foundation University Institute of Engineering & Management Sciences, Fauji Foundation Educational Complex, Rawalpindi, Pakistan)

  • Mohammad Raza Ullah Khan NIAZI

    () (Department of Management Sciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Abbottabad, Pakistan)


Pakistan is a developing country, where health is at a low priority. “Health for All” is the buzzword used by government health agencies in the last twenty years which covers healthcare development countrywide. This paper reviews the 17 years’ progress in the Healthcare segment, from 1991 to 2007. Health care indices, economic growth and population growth are considered as the parameters. Results reveal that there is little / insignificant improvement in the health care environment. Preventive Healthcare sector is ignored, which has increased the healthcare burden. Healthcare expenditure as percentage of GNP has gone down from 0.7 to 0.6 in a period of 17 years. High population growth, low literacy rate, political instability, improper hygienic conditions and non-availability of potable water are the major challenges, to be countered for better healthcare environment. This paper opens new dimensions for healthcare players and policy makers.

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  • Waseem IKRAM & Khalid ZAMAN & Mehboob AHMAD & Mohammad Raza Ullah Khan NIAZI, 2011. "The Study Of Healthcare Assessment In Pakistan (1991-2007)," Review of Economic and Business Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, issue 7, pages 225-237, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:aic:revebs:y:2011:i:7:ikramw

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    1. Erwin H Tiongson & Hamid R Davoodi & Sawitree S. Asawanuchit, 2003. "How Useful Are Benefit Incidence Analyses of Public Education and Health Spending," IMF Working Papers 03/227, International Monetary Fund.
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    Health for all; Health indices; Infant mortality rate; Maternal mortality; Maternal morbidity; Elasticity;

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    • I1 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health


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