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Table 1 Four cost indicators

From: Health care utilization for patients with stroke: a 3-year cross-sectional study of China’s two urban health insurance schemes across four cities

Indicators Comment
Total medical costs All medical costs generated in one visit, including cost of drugs, medical checks and treatment.
Within- insurance OOP expenses The proportion of total medical costs specified in the directory, but not reimbursed by the health insurance scheme, including drugs, medical checks and treatment expenses. (paid by patients)
Outside-insurance OOP expenses Health care expenses not listed in the directory and not compensated by the health insurance scheme, including drugs, medical checks and treatment expenses. (paid by patients)
Reimbursement rate Proportion of compensation fee (share of total expenses paid by insurance scheme) in total medical cost.