Bibliometric analysis of scientific publications on health care insurance in India from 2000 to 2021

Santosh Nayak, Deepak Kumar Behera, Jyothi Shetty, Ankitha Shetty, Satish Kumar, Sandeep S. Shenoy

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Background: India's health care suffers from high out-of-pocket medical expenses that lead to a higher financial burden on poor people. To reduce the health cost burden, the government of India has initiated many governments funded insurance schemes since 2000. Private health insurance also flourished, but the coverage is limited to wealthier households. Many researchers have published many scientific publications on this research domain, but the bibliometric analysis of scientific publications is missing. Methods: We have relied on the ‘SCOPUS' database for data collection based on the wider availability of literature. 761 documents extracted were journal articles, published between 2000 and 2021 followed by certain inclusion and exclusion criteria. Biblioshiny package of R-Studio has been used for data analysis. Results: Our analysis reflect upon various aspects of Bibliographic analysis like number of articles published, cited, country wise scientific production etc. Our results also reflect on very few studies that relate to Poverty, income, young adults, aged, adolescents, and children, where there is further scope for research. Conclusion: We found that the health insurance-related publication rate has increased over the period. But it requires more research especially the implementation of health insurance mechanisms from the health system perspective. The study will be a policy document to find the research gaps in the healthcare insurance domain.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Healthcare Management
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Leadership and Management
  • Health Policy


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