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Table 6 Total economic burden and financial protection in 2008

From: Financial burden of healthcare for cancer patients with social medical insurance: a multi-centered study in urban China

  Shanghai Beijing Fuzhou Chongqing
  N = 572 N = 561 N = 355 N = 608
Annual direct medical expense
 Average total direct medical expenditure($) 6086 7886 9963 8013
 Average percentage of total hospital admission expenditure (%) 80.1 84.6 93.0 89.5
 Total cost paid by insurance($) 5151 6510 7533 5243
 Average total OOP payments($) 935 1377 2430 2771
 Reimbursement rate (%) 85.0 82.3 74.6 62.3
Socio-economic profile in 2008
 GDP per capita ($) 10,530 [30] 9257 [31] 4841 [32] 3356 [33]
 Household non-subsistence expenditure($) 4781 4080 3679 3174
Economic burden and the financial protection of medical insurance
 Average proportion of OOP as to household non-subsistence expenditure (%) 19.6 33.7 66.0 87.3
 Proportion of households experiencing catastrophic health expenditure (%) 8.7 30.0 65.1 67.6
Age group <60 ≥60 <60 ≥60 <60 ≥60 <60 ≥60
 Average salary/pension for employees/retirees 6061 2659 8111 / 3963 1820 3886 1702
 Average total direct medical expenditure($) 6243 5973 7491 8147 11,267 9552 9810 7292
 Average percentage of total hospital admission expenditure (%) 77.6 81.9 88.4 82.1 93.8 92.7 88.7 89.9
 Total cost paid by insurance($) 5191 5122 6046 6816 8378 7267 5942 4963
 Average total OOP payments($) 1051 850 1445 1332 2890 2285 3868 2329
 Reimbursement rate (%) 83.1 86.3 81.5 82.9 74.6 74.6 57.8 64.2