Peking University Reports Findings in Health and Medicine (The Impact of Instant Reimbursement of Cross-Regional Medical Services on Hospitalization Costs Incurred by the Floating Population-Evidence from China): Health and Medicine
Insurance Daily News
2022 JUN 01 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Daily News -- New research on Health and Medicine is the subject of a report. According to news originating from Beijing, People’s Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, “The medical cost reimbursement function of medical insurance can reduce the medical burden of individuals and thus improve their medical service utilization level. This study aimed to explore the impact of different cross-regional reimbursement types of medical insurance (instant reimbursement and manual reimbursement) on the hospitalization costs incurred by the floating population.”
Financial support for this research came from National Social Science Foundation.
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Peking University, “The data used in this study was from the 2018 China Migrants Dynamic Survey (CMDS) conducted by the National Health Commission of China. The multiple linear regression model and Propensity Score Matching method (PSM) were used to analyze the impact of instant and manual reimbursement on hospitalization costs. (1) Instant reimbursement and manual reimbursement could significantly reduce the floating population’s out-of-pocket proportion of hospitalization costs by 33.2% and 26.9%, respectively; (2) the average proportion and amounts of out-of-pocket hospital costs of instant reimbursement for the floating population were lower than those of manual reimbursement by 6.35% and 19.6%, respectively, and this impact would gradually increase as the flow distance expanded; (3) there was no significant impact of instant reimbursement on the total hospitalization costs relative to manual reimbursement.”
According to the news editors, the research concluded: “Our study suggests that instant reimbursement can effectively reduce the out-of-pocket medical burden of the floating population at the individual level, but it will not have an obvious impact on the total hospitalization costs at the social level.”
For more information on this research see: The Impact of Instant Reimbursement of Cross-Regional Medical Services on Hospitalization Costs Incurred by the Floating Population-Evidence from China. Healthcare, 2022;10(6):1099. Healthcare can be contacted at: Mdpi, St Alban-Anlage 66, Ch-4052 Basel, Switzerland. (CSIRO Publishing - www.publish.csiro.au; Healthcare - http://www.publish.csiro.au/nid/241.htm)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from Lei Zhang, Institute of Population Research, Peking University, Beijing 100781, People’s Republic of China.
The direct object identifier (DOI) for that additional information is: https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10061099. This DOI is a link to an online electronic document that is either free or for purchase, and can be your direct source for a journal article and its citation.
The publisher’s contact information for the journal Healthcare is: Mdpi, St Alban-Anlage 66, Ch-4052 Basel, Switzerland.
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