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Table 5 Reimbursement for TB inpatients inside and outside the project after intervention

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

Residence Patients Number Mean inpatient expenses (RMB) OOP (RMB) ERR (%)
ZJ Intervention-a 41 4859 917 81
Intervention-b 35 7838 3342 57***
YD Intervention-a 48 6602 1748 74
Intervention-b 102 4993 2317 53***
WF Intervention-a 28 5740 1064 81
Intervention-b 59 5156 1700 67***
Total Intervention-a 117 5785 1293 78
Intervention-b 196 5550 2315 59***
  1. Data source: NCMS database
  2. Note: intervention-a indicates reimbursement data for TB patients included in the project and intervention-b reimbursement data for TB patients excluded from the project
  3. TB Tuberculosis, ZJ Zhijiang City, YD Yidu City, WF Wufeng City, OOP Out-of-pocket payment, ERR Effective reimbursement rate
  4. ***: significant at the 1% levels