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Table 3 Achievement 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 G H
Initiala Ex anteb Ex postc % Changed Initial Ex ante Ex post % Change
Income equitye 0.4126 0.4399 0.4365 −12.45 0.4292 0.4629 0.4541 −26.11f
Dominance testg D- D+ D- D+
  1. aInitial = before payment of medical bills
  2. bEx ante = after payment of medical bills
  3. cEx post = after reimbursement of medical bills from RCMS or NRCMS
  4. dPercent change (%∆) = (C – B)/(B – A)*100 for RCMS and (G – F)/(F – E) *100 for NRCMS
  5. eIncome equity = Gini coefficient
  6. fSignificant difference in changes between RCMS and NRCMS
  7. g“D-” indicated that the Lorenz curves after payment of medical bills (B in year 2000; F in year 2008) was dominated by the Lorenz curves before payment of medical bills (A in year 2000; E in year 2008). “D+” indicated that the Lorenz curves after reimbursement of medical bills (C in year 2000; G in year 2008) dominated the Lorenz curves before reimbursement (B in year 2000; F in year 2008)
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