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Table 1 Group allocation of primary care institutions and characteristics (2016) of participating counties

From: Distribution of essential medicines to primary care institutions in Hubei of China: effects of centralized procurement arrangements

Test model Prefecture Group County (or district) No. of primary care institutions Population (10,000) % urban population Per capita annual income (Yuan RMB)
Rural Urban
Medicine-tied Model
  Jingmen Municipality Intervention Zhongxiang County 29 101.55 56% 16,230 27,940
Control Dongbao District 7 37.27 69% 15,980 31,086
Duodao District 4 30.64 85% 16,420 31,086
Jingshan County 15 62.73 55% 15,829 27,892
Yichang Municipality Intervention Dangyang County 10 46.86 50% 17,791 29,641
Control Yiling District 12 52.41 65% 17,149 30,757
Recipient-tied model
  Huanggang Municipality Intervention Hongan County 11 60.45 41% 9537 23,104
Control Tuanfeng County 14 34.26 37% 10,244 22,717
Recipient-medicine-tied model
  Yichang Municipality Intervention Yidu County 11 39.00 60% 17,789 31,195
Control Zhijiang County 11 50.15 54% 17,936 28,456