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Table 5 Mean catastrophic payment gap in catastrophic health expenditures (CHEs) before and after reimbursement in 2009 and 2012

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

Threshold Before reimbursement (A) (%) After reimbursement (B) (%) Reduction by NCMS
A–B
2009 2012 2009 2012 2009 2012
20 % 17.62 22.42 13.79 12.49 3.83 9.93
30 % 12.43 15.78 9.06 7.90 3.37 7.88
40 % 8.33 10.52 5.82 4.47 2.51 6.05
50 % 5.69 6.89 3.52 2.39 2.17 4.50
60 % 3.71 4.35 1.91 1.18 1.80 3.17