Table 4

Health service utilization by NCMS membership and region

Shandong

Ningxia


Non-NCMS

NCMS

Non-NCMS

Non-NCMS


Outpatient service utilization rate (%)

38.8

(40/103)

37.7

(984/2,610)

39.2

(138/352)

39.6

(977/2,466)

RR: 0.96

95%CI: 0.71-1.30

RR: 1.15

95%CI: 0.97-1.36


Admission rate (%)

3.2

(14/437)

4.5

(509/11,347)

3.8

(49/1,302)

5.2

(496/9,542)

RR: 1.47

95%CI: 0.87-2.51

RR: 1.35

95%CI: 1.02-1.78


LOS (days)

4.50

8.57

8.63

11.00

Coefficient: 0.210

95%CI: 0.044, 0.377

Coefficient: 0.016

95%CI: -0.075, 0.108


RR and 95% CI for outpatient and inpatient service utilization are from Poisson regression results.

Coefficient and 95% CI for LOS are from log-linear regression results.

Yu et al. BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:116   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-10-116

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