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Rising Mortality Rate in Andhra Pradesh: Towards a demystification


  • Motkuri, Venkatanarayana
  • Mishra, Uday Shankar


This is an effort at explaining the reasons and rationale behind the rising mortality rate (CDR) in the South Indian State – Andhra Pradesh. Although the state’s performance in socio-economic sphere seems to be not that impressive, its performance in demographic transition during the last two decades is undoubtedly distinct, especially among Indian states. In addition, Andhra Pradesh has also been witnessing mushrooming of private medical care centres ranging from tiny clinics to corporate hospitals, especially during last two decades. Most notable ones are the state initiatives of Emergency Medical Service (EMS) – popularly known in the state as ‘108’ services, witnessing evolving pre-hospital care integrated with definite health care and Rajiv Aryogyasri (RAS), a health insurance scheme to cover the catastrophic health expenditure of BPL families.

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  • Motkuri, Venkatanarayana & Mishra, Uday Shankar, 2013. "Rising Mortality Rate in Andhra Pradesh: Towards a demystification," MPRA Paper 48439, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:48439

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    1. Motkuri, Venkatanarayana & Hansda, Lakhiram, 2017. "Status of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) in Telangana," MPRA Paper 84360, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Demography; Health; Mortality; Disease Burden; Andhra Pradesh; India;

    JEL classification:

    • I1 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health
    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets
    • I13 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Insurance, Public and Private
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • J10 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - General
    • J14 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of the Elderly; Economics of the Handicapped; Non-Labor Market Discrimination

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