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Non-evidence-based policy: how effective is China's new cooperative medical scheme in reducing medical impoverishment?

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In recent years, many lower to middle income countries have looked to insurance as a means to protect their populations from medical impoverishment. In 2003, the Chinese government initiated the New Cooperative Medical System (NCMS), a government-run voluntary insurance program for its rural population. The prevailing model of NCMS combines medical savings accounts with high-deductible catastrophic hospital insurance (MSA/Catastrophic). To assess the effectiveness of this approach in reducing...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
Journal:
Social science and medicine (1982)
Volume:
68
Issue:
2
Pages:
201-209
Publication date:
2009-01-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1873-5347
ISSN:
0277-9536
URN:
uuid:27b08bb3-63ab-4672-ad2f-06e0fe082643
Source identifiers:
162432
Local pid:
pubs:162432

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