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Table 6 Percentage of switchers and non-switchers who rate an aspect as (very) important (weighted figures, unweighted figures between brackets)

From: The Dutch health insurance reform: switching between insurers, a comparison between the general population and the chronically ill and disabled

  Chronically ill and disabled General population
  Switchers Non-switchers Switchers Non-switchers
Premium 86% (84%) 73% (73%)** 83% 75%***
Coverage 94% (93%) 92% (92%) 92% 94%
Premium compulsory insurance 86% (83%) 76% (76%)** 84% 77%***
Coverage compulsory insurance 90% (89%) 88% (88%) 91% 89%
Deductible in combination with a discount 18% (21%) 28% (31%)** 20% 19%
Quality of care 89% (87%) 91% (91%) 80%* 89%***
Service of insurer 86% (86%) 89% (90%) 82% 88%***
In kind/restitution policy 41% (45%) 48% (51%)** 42% 46%
Collective offer 72% (73%) 51% (51%)** 70% 50%***
Free choice of health care provider 77% (76%) 60% (62%)** 60%* 56%
Free acceptance for compulsory insurance 79% (78%) 66% (68%)** 70% 65%
Content like specific health arrangements 38% (40%) 39% (44%) 33% 37%
Coverage of specific devices of medications 73% (74%) 73% (75%) 55%* 62%***
  1. * significant difference between general population and chronically ill and disabled switchers
  2. ** chronically ill and disabled: significant difference between switchers and non-switchers
  3. *** general population: significant difference between switchers and non-switchers