Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY): A public health insurance system implemented in 2018 with the aim of providing free access to healthcare to India’s economically vulnerable sector (poor/lower-middle-income households), which comprises 40% of the population in the country.
Department of Health Research (DHR): A department within Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) established with the aim of bringing modern technologies to the public by encouraging research and development (R&D) and commercialization of products related to diagnostics, treatment methods and vaccines.
Health technology assessment (HTA): A systematic evaluation of the properties and effects of a health technology. It is used to evaluate the social, economic, organizational and ethical issues of a health intervention to guide informed policy decision-making.
Health Technology Assessment in India (HTAIn): An institution under India’s Department of Health Research entrusted with the responsibility to collate or generate evidence related to the clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and safety of medicines, devices and health programs.
Healthcare professional (HCP): Any member of the medical, lab, nursing, allied health professionals (e.g., psychologists, physiotherapists, dietitians, midwives), accident and ambulance staff and paramedics, and other professionals who have direct patient contact (e.g., pharmacists, radiologists).
National Health Authority (NHA): An apex body set up for the implementation of India’s flagship public health insurance system, called Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY).
Out-of-pocket (OOP) payments: Direct payments made by individuals to healthcare providers at the time service is provided.
U.S. FDA: United States of America Food and Drug Authority is the regulatory body responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, etc.
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