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Table 2 Inpatient and outpatient service utilization at baseline and final evaluation (by income group)

From: Impact of an innovative tuberculosis financing and payment model on health service utilization by tuberculosis patients in China: do the poor fare better than the rich?

Indicator Period Extreme poverty Moderate poverty Non-poverty Total
Hospital admission rate (%) Baseline 48.5 45.0 52.9 48.1
Final evaluation 70.7 68.1 64.3 68.1
Average number of hospital admissions Baseline 1.5 1.3 1.3 1.4
Final evaluation 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2
Average rate of hospital re-admissions (%) Baseline 29.2 17.5 23.0 23.0
Final evaluation 21.2 11.9 12.6 15.5
Average length of stay of the first admission (days) Baseline 21.1 22.6 26.1 23.0
Final evaluation 24.0 24.7 25.6 24.7
Average number of outpatient visits during treatment coursea Baseline 4.6 5.0 4.8 4.8
Final evaluation 5.7 5.7 5.8 5.7
  1. aOnly patients who had been diagnosed as TB for more than 6/8 months at the time of survey were included for analysis of outpatient visits