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Table 3 Outpatient health service utilization per patient by cities

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

  Beijing Shanghai Tianjin Chongqing P-value
UEBMI URBMI UEBMI URBMI UEBMI URBMI UEBMI URBMI
Median total medical cost (RMB) 500.2 356.9 260.8 233.4 240.8 156.2 293.0 211.0 < 0.001
IQR [267.0,885.7] [180.0,686.7] [180.0,399.9] [142.4,348.4] [143.9,447.3] [109.0,261.2] [91.3,585.9] [103.5,407.7]  
Median within- insurance OOP expenses (RMB) 61.8 151.2 70.0 112.6 90.9 93.7 0.1 11.2 < 0.001
IQR [28.8,133.4] [38.2,356.7] [40.6,136.2] [64.4,150.0] [39.0,200.1] [62.9,170.3] [0.0,34.9] [4.6,24.2]  
Median outside insurance OOP expenses (RMB) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 < 0.001
IQR [0.0,23.6] [0.0,0.0] [0.0,0.0] [0.0,0.0] [0.0,1.0] [0.0,1.0] [0.0,0.0] [0.0,4.2]  
Reimbursement rate (%) 88.9 50.0 75.9 51.1 62.5 0.0 97.5 89.9 < 0.001
IQR [82.4,88.9] [0.0,50.0] [69.8,80.0] [50.0,60.0] [50.7,75.0] [0.0,50.0] [88.3,100.0] [85.8,94.8]  
Median number of visits 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 < 0.001
IQR [2.0,7.0] [1.0,5.0] [1.0,6.0] [1.0,5.25] [1.0,4.0] [1.0,4.0] [1.0,2.0] [1.0,1.0]  
  1. P-values were based on the Kruskal-Wallis test
  2. UEBMI Urban Employee Basic Medical Insurance scheme, URBMI Urban Resident Basic Medical Insurance scheme, SD standard deviation, OOP out-of-pocket, IQR interquartile range