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Table 4 Health services utilization in hospital and primary care sectors (2010–2014)

From: Inequality in the distribution of health resources and health services in China: hospitals versus primary care institutions

Year Economic zone Per capita GDP(Yuan) Hospitals Primary care institutions
Outpatient visits
(times)
Inpatient care
(%)
Outpatient visits
(times)
Inpatient care
(%)
2010 Total 28736.935 1.634 7.183 2.508 2.619
Eastern 44670.364 2.443 7.624 2.862 1.680
Central 21001.125 1.091 6.701 2.252 2.982
Western 19288.500 1.259 7.100 2.355 3.238
2011 Total 39136.161 1.793 8.018 2.621 2.496
Eastern 56799.909 2.693 8.401 2.995 1.560
Central 30759.250 1.176 7.573 2.387 2.861
Western 28529.000 1.379 7.963 2.433 3.110
2012 Total 43351.032 1.978 9.346 2.789 2.789
Eastern 61907.091 2.969 9.517 3.199 1.633
Central 34264.625 1.317 8.930 2.558 3.237
Western 32398.917 1.509 9.467 2.567 3.549
2013 Total 47046.581 2.123 10.261 2.919 2.814
Eastern 66765.364 3.158 10.214 3.386 1.565
Central 37064.750 1.406 9.781 2.660 3.238
Western 35625.583 1.653 10.623 2.664 3.676
2014 Total 50734.742 2.283 11.178 2.938 2.637
Eastern 71753.909 3.371 11.050 3.459 1.490
Central 39753.000 1.532 10.741 2.698 3.104
Western 38788.333 1.786 11.586 2.619 3.376