A Study on Emerging Health Conditions Among the Elderly in India and the Sufficiency of Medical Framework and Health InsuranceA Study on Emerging Health Conditions Among the Elderly in India and the Sufficiency ... The problem is compounded by a medical and health care infrastructure which is inadequate to meet the challenge ...
Description: Presented at the Living to 100 Symposium, January 2011. In India, the prevalence of lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases has been increasing tremendously. This spurt of diseases and the resultant morbidity is severely affecting the quality of life of the elderly. The problem is compounded by a medical and health care infrastructure which is inadequate to meet the challenge. This paper analyzes and estimates, using actuarial tools, the effect on the economy with particular focus on the present and future elderly segment of the population, identifies opportunities for insurers to address the situation, and suggests remedial measures to deal with the situation. Medico-actuarial studies in this area will also be covered.Hide
- Authors: Venkata Subramanyan Narayanan
- Date: Jan 2011
- Competency: External Forces & Industry Knowledge
- Topics: Health & Disability>Health care; Health & Disability>Health risks; Pensions & Retirement>Retirement risks; Public Policy