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Factors affecting catastrophic health expenditure and impoverishment from medical expenses in China: policy implications of universal health insurance.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Bulletin of the World Health Organization
0042-9686
Publisher
WHO Press
Publication Date
Volume
90
Issue
9
Pages
664–671
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2471/BLT.12.102178
PMID: 22984311
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Although China has greatly expanded health insurance coverage, financial protection remains insufficient. Policy-makers should focus on designing improved insurance plans by expanding the benefit package, redesigning cost sharing arrangements and provider payment methods and developing more effective expenditure control strategies.

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