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Table 1 Disease, MPCE Class and Sector wise Utilization of Healthcare Services in India (in %)

From: Equity in distribution of public subsidy for noncommunicable diseases among the elderly in India: an application of benefit incidence analysis

CategoryGroupsInpatientOutpatient
RuralUrbanCombineRuralUrbanCombine
Ailment Group      
Utilization of Healthcare FacilitiesCD19.5720.9720.0339.7032.2036.90
NCD39.7846.1441.8750.2560.4654.05
ODa40.6532.9038.1110.057.349.04
 MPCE Class  
Utilization of Healthcare for NCDsPoorest16.7518.8017.4919.5120.1819.79
Lower Middle19.5423.0420.8022.8321.3522.22
Upper Middle25.0227.5525.9325.6426.1425.85
Richest38.6930.6035.7732.0232.3332.15
Utilization of Public Hospitals for NCDsPoorest21.9228.0923.8726.9432.0728.82
Lower Middle24.6525.9025.0423.2224.9623.86
Upper Middle25.3928.3626.3325.5021.4724.02
Richest28.0317.6524.7424.3421.5023.30
  1. Source: Authors’ estimation based on NSS data (2014)
  2. aOther diseases also include various health conditions like pregnancy, illness in the newborn etc. with fever, body aches and the like diseases which cannot be classified as NCD or CD.