Evaluating the financial protection of patients with chronic disease by health insurance in rural China

@inproceedings{Sun2009EvaluatingTF,
  title={Evaluating the financial protection of patients with chronic disease by health insurance in rural China},
  author={Qiang Sun and Xiaoyun Liu and Qingyue Meng and Shenglan Tang and Baorong Yu and Rachel J Tolhurst},
  booktitle={International journal for equity in health},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND A growing number of developing countries are developing health insurance schemes that aim to protect households, particularly the poor, from financial catastrophe and impoverishment caused by unaffordable medical care. This paper investigates the extent to which patients suffering from chronic disease in rural China face catastrophic expenditure on healthcare, and how far the New Co-operative Medical Insurance Scheme (NCMS) offers them financial protection against this. METHODS A… CONTINUE READING