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Table 4 Reasons for hospitalisation and associated costs per episode from two CHI schemes in India, (01/04/03 to 31/03/04).

From: Indian community health insurance schemes provide partial protection against catastrophic health expenditure

Top ten reasons for hospitalisation ACCORD SEWA
  Number of admissions*
(% of total; 95% CI)
Median claim (US$)
(95% CI)
Number of admissions
(% of total; 95% CI)
Median claim (US$)
(95% CI)
Respiratory tract infections incl. TB 125 (18%; 15, 21) 11 (9, 12) 306 (10%; 9, 11) 46 (43, 49)
Pregnancy related conditions 104 (15%; 12, 18) 22 (18, 25) 31 (1%; 0.7, 1.4) 39 (27, 51)
Diarrhoeal diseases and dysentery 84 (12%; 10, 15) 6 (5, 7) 331 (11%; 9, 11) 47 (45, 49)
Fevers 61 (9%; 7, 11) 11 (9, 12) 745 (24%; 22, 25) 43 (41, 45)
Non-communicable diseases 57 (8%; 6, 10) 12 (8, 15) 264 (8%; 7, 9) 50 (44, 56)
Diseases of the urinary system 39 (6%; 4, 8) 14 (10, 18) 142 (5%; 4, 5) 48 (43, 53)
Acute Abdomen (including laparotomies) 36 (5%; 4, 7) 11 (7, 15) 174 (6%; 5, 6) 52 (44, 61)
Injuries 31 (5%; 3, 6) 15 (8, 22) 405 (13%; 12, 14) 36 (33, 39)
Diseases of the reproductive system (including Hysterectomies) 32 (5%; 3, 6) 22 (17, 26) 194 (6%; 5, 7) 77 (67, 87)
Ocular conditions 0 (0%) 0 113 (4%; 3, 4) 47 (39, 55)
Others 112 (16%; 14, 19) 11 (9, 13) 447 (14%; 13, 15) 49 (45, 53)
All episodes 681 (100%) 12 (11, 13) 3152 (100%) 46 (45, 47)
  1. * Details of 2 episodes not available.