How effectively can the New Cooperative Medical Scheme reduce catastrophic health expenditure for the poor and non-poor in rural China?

@article{Zhang2010HowEC,
  title={How effectively can the New Cooperative Medical Scheme reduce catastrophic health expenditure for the poor and non-poor in rural China?},
  author={Luying Zhang and Xiaoming Cheng and Rachel J Tolhurst and Shenglan Tang and Xiaoyun Liu},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2010},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={468-75}
}
OBJECTIVES China has implemented the New Cooperative Medical Scheme (NCMS) in rural areas since 2003 to provide financial protection to its rural population. This article explores the effect of NCMS on relieving catastrophic health expenditure (CHE) among the poor and non-poor groups. METHODS A questionnaire survey was conducted in three counties, with a random sample of 358 poor and 523 non-poor NCMS enrollees who used inpatient services and obtained NCMS reimbursement in 2005. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING
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