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Table 3 Outpatient service utilization and expenditure for hypertensive and diabetic patients in 2011 and 2012

From: Financial protection of rural health insurance for patients with hypertension and diabetes: repeated cross-sectional surveys in rural China

  Hypertension Diabetes
2011 2012 2011 2012
No. of OP visits in the last month (Mean) 1.8 2.2** 1.6 1.7
Monthly outpatient expenditure (Yuan)
 Mean (SD) 56.6 (226.8) 140.6 (481.8)** 123.5 (147.8) 252.9 (618.7)**
 Median (P25 P75) 20 (10–50) 40 (15–110)** 73.5 (30–157.5) 100 (30–260)*
% of copayment 83.2 70.2** 85.7 % 78.2 %**
CHE incidence (%) 11.8 23.0** 22.1 37.5**
  1. *: 0.01 < P < 0.05; **: P < 0.01