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Table 1 Outpatient volume and the average drug cost for three chronic diseases from January 2015 to February 2019

From: Impact of China’s zero mark-up drug policy on drug cost of NCDs’ outpatients: an interrupted time series analysis

Indicator Outpatient volume (person-month) Average drug cost (RMB)
Total Diabetes Hypertension Coronary heart disease Total Diabetes Hypertension Coronary heart disease
Sex Female 174,508 96,072 69,600 8836 689.74 753.94 595.31 735.46
Male 176,340 101,155 61,393 13,792 687.56 720.06 607.45 805.85
Age < 46 25,024 15,380 9040 604 468.51 535.50 346.92 582.68
46–65 169,601 101,838 58,415 9348 649.35 699.32 543.50 766.34
>  65 156,223 80,009 63,538 12,676 766.57 822.62 690.01 796.56
Basic medical insurance type BMIUE 325,040 182,432 122,273 20,335 712.42 763.34 621.26 803.72
BMIUR 12,790 8548 3245 997 376.81 390.80 291.68 533.91
BMIRC 806 417 232 157 917.41 1029.62 675.23 977.25
Self-insured 12,212 5830 5243 1139 367.44 384.82 316.65 512.26
Year 2015 89,795 46,237 38,335 5223 704.56 772.03 609.88 802.17
2016 89,077 46,607 36,598 5872 711.89 775.03 619.63 785.73
2017 91,310 49,679 35,675 5956 684.35 731.93 597.58 807.23
2018 71,809 47,951 18,927 4931 656.25 684.80 564.39 731.30
2019 (Jan-Feb) 8857 6753 1458 646 600.43 629.96 458.56 611.99
ZMDP implemented NO 242,006 126,979 99,728 15,299 707.74 769.24 614.99 801.88
YES 108,842 70,248 31,265 7329 646.20 677.50 556.38 729.28
Total 350,848 197,227 130,993 22,628 688.65 736.56 601.00 778.36
  1. Abbreviations: BMIUE basic medical insurance for urban employees, BMIUR basic medical insurance for urban residents, BMIRC basic medical insurance for retired cadres