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Table 1 Description of hospital charges (RMB) for prenatal care, by hospital level and the NCMS coverage in RC County in 2008

From: Utilisation, contents and costs of prenatal care under a rural health insurance (New Co-operative Medical System) in rural China: lessons from implementation

  Prenatal care included in RC Prenatal care not included in XC Prenatal care not included in LT
  County Township NCMS coverage County Township County Township
Visit to doctor Free Free No Charged Charged Charged Charged
Health consultation Free Free No Free Free Free Free
Laboratory tests (a)        
*Routine blood (×3) 11 9 6 (55~67%) 15 15 8 6
*Routine urine (×2) 9 9 4 (44~44%) 10 10 6 4
Blood type 8 5 5 (63~100%) 15 15 5 4
*Routine vaginal secretion 3 3 3 (100~100%) 5 2 5 /
*Liver function 40 34 18 (45~53%) 20 20 35 15
*Kidney function 23 12 8 (35~67%) 17 17 45 35
Hepatitis B 4 4 4 (100~100%) 5 5 35 25
Ultrasound 41/88** 41 25 (61/0~61%) 35 40 25 20
Coagulating time 33 13 11 (33~85%) 2 2 30 /
Referral Charged Charged No Charged Charged Charged Charged
Other treatment Charged Charged No Charged Charged Charged Charged
  1. Source: Institutes data and policy documents issued by Chongqing Municipality Health Bureau.
  2. County: county level hospital; Township: township level hospital.
  3. NCMS coverage: the NCMS reimburses three routine blood tests, two routine urine tests and one of any other tests. The percentage in parentheses is the reimbursement as a percentage of county and township hospitals charges.
  4. (a) Explanation of laboratory tests:
  5. Routine blood test is to examine red and white blood cells and haemoglobin level.
  6. Routine urine test is to check the levels of sugar and protein.
  7. Routine vaginal secretion test is to check the colour and HP of vaginal secretion and test for bacteria.
  8. Liver function test is to test GPT and GOT.
  9. Kidney function test is to test BUN and Cr.
  10. ** The cost of ultrasound test for white-black image (RMB 41) and colour image (RMB 88). The latter is not covered by the NCMS.
  11. /Routine vaginal secretion test and coagulating time test are not available at township hospital in LT County.