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Table 1 Choice of different facilities for outpatient health care in 2014 (and 2004)a

From: Examining the changing health care seeking behavior in the era of health sector reforms in India: evidences from the National Sample Surveys 2004 & 2014

Facility Type Description Urban Rural
Male Female Male Female
Public Primary health careb 3.5 4.2 10.6 12.3
Public Hospital 17.4 17.3 15.9 17.5
Total Share 20.9 (19.2) 21.5 (19.2) 26.5 (21.7) 29.8 (22.9)
Private Private Doctor/Clinic 48.9 50.8 52.7 48.9
Private Hospital 30.2 27.7 20.8 21.3
Total Share 79.1 (80.8) 78.5 (80.8) 73.5 (78.3) 70.2 (77.1)
  1. aThe values in parentheses are for 2004 while all other values are for 2014
  2. bThis segment includes all primary health care options: HSC Health Sub Center, PHC Primary Health Center, ANM Auxiliary Nurse Midwife, ASHA Accredited Social Health Activist, AWW, Anganwadi Worker dispensary, CHC Community Health Center, and MMU Mobile Medical Unit . All of these are part of the government-funded public health system in India. For further details, the reader is requested to refer to Appendix B of the report ‘Key Indicators of Social Consumption in India: Health’