Breakthroughs in Affordable Health Care: What ‘Health Diaries’ tell us about managing health care and costs among women in West Bengal and Jharkhand

June 2018

This research brief presents results from a series of “Health Diaries” — or frequent surveyor-administered surveys — conducted with 45 women in West Bengal and Jharkhand, India and focuses on key findings related to treatment seeking behavior, access to services and insurance, how out-of-pocket costs are managed and who makes the decisions in the household regarding health care and how to pay for it.