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Health payment-induced poverty under China's New Cooperative Medical Scheme in rural Shandong

Sun, Xiaoyun; Carmichael, Gordon; Jackson, Sukhan; Sleigh, Adrian


Objective To measure the incidence and severity of health payment-induced poverty of rural households under the New Cooperative Medical Scheme (NCMS) in rural Shandong, China.Method We collected primary data from a household survey to identify catastrophic health payments and measure associated health payment-induced poverty in a county of Shandong province. From a stratified random cluster sample of 3101 households, 375 households that might be at risk of catastrophic payments were identified...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Health Policy and Planning: a journal on health in development
DOI: 10.1093/heapol/czq010


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