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Analysis of satisfaction about new cooperative medical scheme and its influencing factors in Weihai, China


  • Liu, Jinan
  • Xu, Lingzhong
  • Cao, Xiuling
  • Wang, Xingzhou
  • Sun, Hui
  • Tang, Cheng
  • Yang, Zhenghui
  • Song, Xiaofei
  • Lv, Ming


From 2003, under the principle of raising fund in multiple ways and voluntarily jointing in by rural people, trial areas of new cooperative medical scheme (NCMS) are increasing year-by-year in China. Meanwhile, more and more farmers participate in NCMS with great enthusiasm. In this study, we examined the satisfaction about new cooperative medical scheme (NCMS) as well as the factors that had an influence on the attitudes towards NCMS. The sample, 4303 countryside residents aged >=15-year, was randomly chosen by using stratified-cluster sampling method. Data were evaluated by using percentages, nonparametric tests and ordinal regression. As showed in this study, 73.2% of the subjects were satisfied with NCMS. According to the results of single factor analysis, the attitudes towards NCMS were affected by gender, age, self-rated health status, whether having received health check-ups, and hospital stay during 2006, the difference proving to be statistically significant (PÂ

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  • Liu, Jinan & Xu, Lingzhong & Cao, Xiuling & Wang, Xingzhou & Sun, Hui & Tang, Cheng & Yang, Zhenghui & Song, Xiaofei & Lv, Ming, 2008. "Analysis of satisfaction about new cooperative medical scheme and its influencing factors in Weihai, China," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 86(2-3), pages 239-244, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:hepoli:v:86:y:2008:i:2-3:p:239-244

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    1. You, Xuedan & Kobayashi, Yasuki, 2009. "The new cooperative medical scheme in China," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 91(1), pages 1-9, June.
    2. Adam Wagstaff & Winnie Yip & Magnus Lindelow & William C. Hsiao, 2009. "China's health system and its reform: a review of recent studies," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 18(S2), pages 7-23, July.
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