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OBJECTIVE With a quasi-experimental design, this study aims to assess whether the Zero-markup Policy for Essential Drugs (ZPED) reduces the medical expense for patients at county hospitals, the major healthcare provider in rural China. METHODS Data from Ningshan county hospital and Zhenping county hospital, China, include 2014 outpatient records and 9239(More)
a School of Public Policy and Administration, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China. b Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, USA. c Bryn MawrCollege, Bryn Mawr, USA. d School of Public Health, Xi’an Jiaotong University Health Science Center, Xi’an, China. e Ankang Municipal Development and Reform(More)
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