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Table 2 Reimbursement ratios of common fund at different hospitals' level between economically developed and less developed regions

From: Evaluation of the new rural cooperative medical system in China: is it working or not?

Regions Reimbursement ratios for hospitalization expenses
(Mean ± SD)
  Clinics County level hospitals Hospitals over county level
Economically less developed regions 45.50 ± 4.97 38.50 ± 4.11 30.00 ± 2.36
Economically developed regions 54.92 ± 11.87 44.00 ± 11.23 34.54 ± 13.89
P-value 0.46 0.11 0.005
  1. Reimbursement values are represented in RMB.
  2. * Exchange rate during the last 2 years: 1 USD = 8 RMB Jan 2006; 1 USD = 7.46 RMB Sept 2007