Statistical Analysis of the Effectiveness of the New Cooperative Medical Scheme in Rural China

Xuemei LUO, Xiao HAN


This study is aimed at evaluating the impact of China's New Cooperative Medical Scheme (NCMS) on the utilization of health service and health status. Using a large sample based on the China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS) data and both Instrument Variables and individual Fixed Effect methods to eliminate the potential endogeneity problem, we consistently found that being enrolled by NCMS reduces out-of-pockets expenditure of rural residents of China. There's also a weaker evidence that the enrollment increase the use of preventive health service. However, we found that Enrolled in NCMS neither improves health condition nor increases the utilization of preventive and formal health service.
Key words: New Cooperative Medical Scheme; Health service; Rural residents; Statistical Analysis

Résumé: Cette étude vise à évaluer l'impact de la Chine Nouvelle coopérative médicale Scheme (SNGC) sur l'utilisation des services de santé et l'état de santé. L'utilisation d'un large échantillon basé sur la Santé de la Chine et la nutrition Enquête (ISC) des données et des variables instrumentales et individuels à la fois des méthodes à effet fixe pour éliminer le problème d'endogénéité, nous avons constamment trouvé que étant inscrits par SNGC réduit out-of-poches des dépenses des résidents ruraux de la Chine. Il ya également une faible preuve que l'inscription d'accroître l'utilisation des services de santé préventifs. Toutefois, nous avons constaté que ni inscrits dans le SNGC améliore l'état de santé, ni l'augmentation de l'utilisation des services de santé préventifs et formelle.
Mots clés: Nouveau système de coopérative médicale; Le service de santé; Les résidents ruraux; D'analyse statistique


New Cooperative Medical Scheme; Health service; Rural residents; Statistical Analysis;Nouveau système de coopérative médicale; Le service de santé; Les résidents ruraux; D'analyse statistique

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