How insurance subsidies affect hysterectomy in young Indian women

Women in India were more likely to undergo a hysterectomy when the state-provided health insurance program reimbursed the arrangements for private hospital fees for the service, and younger Indian women were more likely to have the procedure.

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi National Family Health Survey data were used to show a positive association between hysterectomy rates and access to cashless government health insurance, particularly in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states.

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