Catastrophic medical payment and financial protection in rural China: Evidence from the new cooperative medical scheme in Shandong province
Objective: To measure the impact of China's New Cooperative Medical Scheme (NCMS)on catastrophic medical payments of rural households in Linyi County, Shandong Province. Method: In 2005, from a stratified cluster sample of 3101 rural households, we identified 375 households that might be at risk of catastrophic payments by searching through NCMS claims and interviewing key informants. We interviewed these 375 households and confirmed that 231 had had catastrophic payments (≥ 40% of the...[Show more]
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