Selection of study participants: Household surveys were conducted both at ACCORD and KKVS to measure the satisfaction level of insured and uninsured patients.
At KKVS, stratified random sampling was used to select the households.
Data collection: Seven FGDs were conducted at ACCORD and three at KKVS to elicit the indicators for patient satisfaction as perceived by the respective communities.
At KKVS, each of these 1,000 members was approached by trained interviewers and administered a structured questionnaire.
At KKVS, while a total of 1,000 families were sampled, only 808 were available.
At KKVS, 95 per cent of insured and only 79 per cent of uninsured patients were satisfied with the care received (Table IV).
At KKVS, 50 per cent of the insured patients had visited more than two health facilities before getting cured, while among the uninsured, the figure was 44 per cent.
More than 10 per cent of insured in both ACCORD and KKVS had to wait for a long time, were not examined by the doctor, or did not receive medicines.
The insured patients at KKVS tended to use the private sector more than the uninsured.
First, KKVs with sufficient divert capability (high lateral thrust and sufficient fuel) to home in on an accelerating booster target must be designed and tested.
Boost-phase interceptors attempt to destroy their target while the ballistic missile is still in powered flight, using a KKV that homes in on and collides with the booster seconds before missile burnout.
On the other hand, airborne interceptors have limited endurance, their design is inherently less robust to KKV mass increases because the interceptors are small, and one must ensure their survival against advanced air defenses.