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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for NCMS policies and coverage in 2009 and 2012

From: Does the new cooperative medical scheme reduce inequality in catastrophic health expenditure in rural China?

  2009 2012
Zhangqiu Changqing Pingyin Zhangqiu Changqing Pingyin
Deductible (yuan)
 Township hospital 0 (0 USD) 0 (0 USD) 0 (0 USD) 300 (47.01 USD) 200 (31.34 USD) 200 (31.34 USD)
 County-level hospital 1,000 (156.7 USD) 0 (0 USD) 0 (0 USD) 400 (62.68 USD) 400 (62.68 USD) 400 (62.68 USD)
Ceiling (yuan) 35,000 (5,484.5 USD) 50,000 (7,835 USD) 20,000 (3,134 USD) 100,000 (15,670 USD) 120,000 (18,804 USD) 100,000 (15,670 USD)
Reimbursement percent (%)
 Township hospital 30 55 40 70 80 70
 County-level hospital 25 22.5 40 55 45 55
 Above county hospital 15 10 40 40 35 40
NCMS participation N (%)
 NCMS enrolees 3,558 (96.21) 7,881 (97.18)
 Non-enrolees 140 (3.79) 229 (2.82)
  1. Note: The reimbursement rate was calculated based on expenditures under 10,000 yuan (about 156.7 USD) based on NCMS policies