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Table 5 Estimated financial burden to the national health insurance for COVID-19 patients in China

From: Treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 in Shandong, China: a cost and affordability analysis

Characteristics Estimated number of casesa Cost per case (USD) Total cost of COVID-19 cases (USD)
Mild 65 947 (81%) 4552 300 190 744 (61%)
Severe 11 398 (14%) 11 058 126 039 084 (26%)
Critically ill 4071 (5%) 16 652 67 790 292 (13%)
Total 81 416 (100%) 494 202 120 (100%)
  1. aThe number of COVID-19 cases were referenced according to the national surveillance report by the National Health Committee by 21 March 2020. The proportion of cases with varying severity was confirmed according to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention Report
  2. – Not applicable