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Table 4 Medically Impoverished Households Identified by the WB Approach but not by the New Approach

From: Effects of China’s New Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme on reducing medical impoverishment in rural Yanbian: An alternative approach

  Before reimbursement After reimbursement
Medical Expenses > ATP Medical expenses < ATP Medical expenses > ATP Medical expenses < ATP
Number of households 27 146 22 140
Average number of residents in household 2.6 3.1 2.6 3.0
Average household income, Yuan 4,201 8,721 4,247 8,480
Average OOP medical expenses, Yuan 9,003 3,418 8,530 3,276