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Table 2 Defined four health insurance categories

From: Health insurance and healthcare utilisation for Shenzhen residents: a tale of registrants and migrants?


individuals who has neither social medical insurance* or additional/ private health insurance;

Basic MIS only-

individuals who has any social medical insurance only (regardless of which social medical insurance scheme) but no additional/ private health insurance;

Additional MIS/ private insurance only-

individuals who has any additional/ private medical insurance** only;

Both basic and additional-

individuals who has both any social medical insurance and private health insurance

  1. *Social medical insurance delineates: Urban Resident-based Basic Medical Insurance (URBMI), Urban Employee Basic Medical Insurance (UMBMI) or the New Rural Cooperative Medical Insurance Scheme (NRCMS).
  2. **Additional/ private insurance delineates any other insurance schemes other than the social medical insurance schemes described above.