Health Insurance Coverage and Its Impact on Medical Cost: Observations from the Floating Population in China

@inproceedings{Zhao2014HealthIC,
  title={Health Insurance Coverage and Its Impact on Medical Cost: Observations from the Floating Population in China},
  author={Yinjun Zhao and Bowei Kang and Yawen Liu and Yichong Li and Guoqing Shi and Tao Shen and Yong Jiang and Mei Yan Zhang and Maigeng Zhou and LiMin Wang},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND China has the world's largest floating (migrant) population, which has characteristics largely different from the rest of the population. Our goal is to study health insurance coverage and its impact on medical cost for this population. METHODS A telephone survey was conducted in 2012. 644 subjects were surveyed. Univariate and multivariate analysis were conducted on insurance coverage and medical cost. RESULTS 82.2% of the surveyed subjects were covered by basic insurance at… CONTINUE READING

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