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The impact of rural mutual health care on health status: evaluation of a social experiment in rural China

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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...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1002/hec.1465

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Institution:
Yale University School of Public Health, CT, USA
Department:
Global Health Division
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Institution:
Harvard School of Public Health, MA, USA
Department:
Department of Population and International Health
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Institution:
New School University, New York, NY, USA
Department:
Milano Graduate School for Management and Policy
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Institution:
Harvard School of Public Health, MA, USA
Department:
Department of Health Policy and Management
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Publisher's website
Journal:
Health Economics Journal website
Volume:
18
Issue:
S2
Pages:
S65–S82
Publication date:
2009-07-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1099-1050
URN:
uuid:3558faa4-fab6-4797-8609-8e260a27b816
Local pid:
ora:5138

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