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

Authors
  • Li, Ye
  • Wu, Qunhong
  • Xu, Ling
  • Legge, David
  • Hao, Yanhua
  • Gao, Lijun
  • Ning, Ning
  • Wan, Gang
Type
Published Article
Journal
Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Publisher
WHO Press
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2012
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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