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Table 1 Characteristics of households in healthcare utilization

From: An evaluation of China’s new rural cooperative medical system: achievements and inadequacies from policy goals

Variable Year 2000 Year 2008
Household surveyed 9787 7921
Average annual household income (RMB) 18,307 30,501
Coverage of healthcare among rural residents (%) 73.6 92.7
Outpatient costs per visit (RMB) 225.0 1325.0
Average outpatient reimbursement ratio (%) 11.7 19.1
Average inpatient costs (RMB) 3138.0 7342.0
Average inpatient reimbursement ratio (%) 18.0 21.2
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