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Table 6 Mean positive 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 % 28.50 30.27 25.09 23.66 3.41 6.60
30 % 27.14 25.44 21.19 19.84 5.95 5.59
40 % 26.61 22.72 21.78 16.65 4.83 6.07
50 % 25.70 24.01 17.73 16.14 7.97 7.87
60 % 22.10 19.58 15.64 14.17 6.45 5.41