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Table 2 The criteria for assistance in the four counties in 2006

From: Social health assistance schemes: the case of Medical Financial Assistance for the rural poor in four counties of China

Criteria Xiaochang Hongan Fushun Langzhong
Household characteristics Wubao, Dibao, Tekun, Youfu, the households with special difficulties identified by the county government Wubao, Dibao, Tekun, Youfu Wubao,
Tekun, the households that became poor due to major illness
Wubao,
Dibao,
Tekun,
Youfu
Health status Suffered from major illness 1 month before applying
Major illness authorized by county government.
Suffered from major illness 3 months before applying
Major illness authorized by county government.
Suffered from major illness (defined as an illness with a major impact upon daily life) Suffered from major illness
(defined as: inpatient expenditure of over 5000 Yuan)
Health care expenditure The out of pocket expenditure is more than 1000 Yuan None The inpatient expenditure is more than 5000 Yuan
Other None Individuals who get reimbursement from NCMS have priority for MFA