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Table 4 Reimbursement for TB inpatients under the NCMS before and after intervention

From: The impact of increased reimbursement rates under the new cooperative medical scheme on the financial burden of tuberculosis patients

Residence Term Number Mean inpatient expenses (RMB) OOP (RMB) NER (%) ERR (%)
Total Co-paid Non-reimbursable
ZJ Baseline 242 6372 3048 2220 828 13 52
Intervention 76 6231 2034 1286 748 12 67***
YD Baseline 430 4522 2397 2035 362 8 47
Intervention 150 5508 2135 1639 496 9 61***
WF Baseline 329 4818 2076 1787 289 6 57
Intervention 87 5344 1495 1281 214 4 72***
Total Baseline 1001 5067 2450 1994 456 9 52
Intervention 313 5638 1933 1454 479 8 66***
  1. Data source: NCMS database
  2. TB Tuberculosis, NCMS New Cooperative Medical Scheme, ZJ Zhijiang City, YD Yidu City, WF Wufeng City, OOP Out-of-pocket payment, NER Non-reimbursable expenses rate, ERR Effective reimbursement rate
  3. ***: significant at the 1% levels