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Table 2 Achievements of policy goals – RCMS (2000) vs. NRCMS (2008)

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

Variable RCMS (2000) NRCMS (2008)
A B C D E F
Ex antea Ex postb % Changec Ex ante Ex post % Change
Impoverishment from health hazards (%) 2.61 2.16 −17.25d 2.69 2.12 −21.13d,e
Severity of impoverishment (%) 4.89 3.78 −22.84d 4.66 3.02 −35.18d,e
Medical financial risk 1.25 1.09 −12.81d 2.62 2.03 −22.52d,e
  1. aEx ante = after payment of medical bills
  2. bEx post = after reimbursement of medical bills from RCMS or NRCMS
  3. cPercent change (%∆) = (B – A)/A*100 or (E – D)/D*100
  4. dSignificant difference in changes between pre- and post-reimbursement
  5. eSignificant difference in changes between RCMS and NRCMS
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