The impact of rural mutual health care on health status: evaluation of a social experiment in rural China
Despite widespread efforts to expand health insurance in developing countries, there is scant evidence as to whether doing so actually improves people's health. This paper aims to fill this gap by evaluating the impact of Rural Mutual Health Care (RMHC), a community-based health insurance scheme, on enrollees' health outcomes. RMHC is a social experiment that was conducted in one of China's western provinces from 2003 to 2006. The RMHC experiment adopted a pre-post treatment-control study des...Expand abstract
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- Citation: Wang, H. et al. (2009). 'The impact of rural mutual health care on health status: evaluation of a social experiment in rural China', Health Economics 18(S2), S65-S82. [The definitive version of the article is available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hec.1465/abstract]. © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. The full-text of this article is not available in ORA, but you may be able to access the article via the publisher copy link on this record page. N.B. Dr Yip is now based at the Department of Public Health, University of Oxford.
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