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Table 6 Use of hospital care by type, NCMS reimbursement rate, and reasons of not receiving NCMS reimbursement by non-migrants and migrants receiving inpatient services in 2006

From: Rural-to-urban migration and its implication for new cooperative medical scheme coverage and utilization in China

   Non-migrants Migrants
   % %
Use of hospital care by type Local township health care centers 39.0 17.8
  Local county level hospitals 43.5 27.9
  Out-of-county hospitals (city level and above hospitals, private hospitals) 17.5 54.3
  Total 100.0 100.0
NCMS reimbursement ratesa 0% 24.6 55.2
  > 0% and ≤ 10% 16.0 9.3
  > 10% and ≤ 20% 18.1 16.0
  > 20% and ≤ 30% 19.2 8.6
  > 30% and ≤ 40% 15.0 7.1
  > 40% 7.0 3.7
  Total 100.0 100.0
Reasons of not receiving NCMS reimbursement after inpatient servicesa Deductible fee is higher than inpatient services expenditure 8.6 4.1
  Most of the expenses could not be covered by the NCMS 9.5 2.7
  Stay in a hospital that is not designated by the NCMS 33.6 64.9
  Lack of knowledge of the NCMS policies 27.3 12.2
  Encountering difficulties obtaining reimbursement 18.6 12.8
  Othersb 2.3 3.4
  Total 100.0 100.0
  1. a. Only people who had the NCMS in 2006 were included in the analysis.
  2. b. Others include other people paying for the inpatient expenses, and other insurance paying for inpatient expenses