Modelling medical care usage under medical insurance scheme for urban non-working residents

Linping Xiong, Wenhua Tian, Weidong Tang

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This research investigates and evaluates China’s urban medical care usage for non-working residents using microsimulation techniques. It focuses on modelling medical services usage and simulating medical expenses on hospitalization treatments as well as clinic services for serious illness in an urban area for the period of 2008–2010. A static microsimulation model was created to project the impact of the medical insurance scheme. Four kinds of achievements have been made. For three different scenarios, the model predicted the hospitalization services costs and payments, as well as the balance of the social pool fund and the medical burden on families.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)549-558
Number of pages10
JournalComputers in Biology and Medicine
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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