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

Background The New Cooperative Medical Scheme (NCMS) in rural China has been expanding in both population coverage and benefit package. China has also established an essential medicine policy in recent years to further reduce patients’ medical expenditures and financial burden. This study aims to evaluate the impact of these policies on reducing medical expenditures and financial...

Pinning adaptive synchronization of neutral-type coupled neural networks with stochastic perturbation

Xiaojie Sun 0 Zuhong Feng Xueliang Liu 0 Science and Technology Information, Shaanxi Railway Institute , Weinan, 714000 , P.R. China In this paper, by using a pinning adaptive control scheme, we

Development and evaluation of organic/inorganic combined gel for conformance control in high temperature and high salinity reservoirs

Polymer gels have been successfully applied to control undesired water production for many years, however, due to poor long-term thermal stability and salt tolerance, conventional polymer gels present some limitations for application in high temperature and high salinity reservoirs. In this paper, an organic/inorganic combined gel composed of polymer with low degree of hydrolysis...

Income related inequalities in New Cooperative Medical Scheme: a five-year empirical study of Junan County in China

Introduction The Chinese New Cooperative Medical Scheme (NCMS) was launched in 2003 aiming at protecting the poor in rural areas from high health expenditures and improving access to health services. The income related inequality of the reform is a debating and concerning policy issue in China. The purpose of this study is to analyze the degree and changes of income related...

Effects of a Randomized Intervention to Improve Workplace Social Capital in Community Health Centers in China

Objective To examine whether workplace social capital improved after implementing a workplace social capital intervention in community health centers in China. Methods This study was conducted in 20 community health centers of similar size in Jinan of China during 2012–2013. Using the stratified site randomization, 10 centers were randomized into the intervention group; one...

How are individual-level social capital and poverty associated with health equity? A study from two Chinese cities

Background A growing body of literature has demonstrated that higher social capital is associated with improved health conditions. However, some research indicated that the association between social capital and health was substantially attenuated after adjustment for material deprivation. Studies exploring the association between poverty, social capital and health still have...

Chronic Diseases Knowledge and Related Factors among the Elderly in Jinan, China

BackgroundIt has been reported that the prevalence of chronic diseases is high among old people and they have poor chronic diseases knowledge. This study was therefore designed to evaluate the awareness rate of chronic diseases knowledge among people aged over 60 years, to explore its related factors and to provide evidence for future health education. MethodsA cross-sectional...

Microarray profiling for differential gene expression in PMSG-hCG stimulated preovulatory ovarian follicles of Chinese Taihu and Large White sows

Background The Chinese Taihu is one of the most prolific pig breeds in the world, which farrows at least five more piglets per litter than Western pig breeds partly due to a greater ovulation rate. Variation of ovulation rate maybe associated with the differences in the transcriptome of Chinese Taihu and Large White ovaries. In order to understand the molecular basis of the...

The impact of China's retail drug price control policy on hospital expenditures: a case study in two Shandong hospitals

Braslia, Brazil. Xiaojie Sun is currently a masters student in the Center for Health Management and Policy of Shandong University, China. Clas Rehnberg is Associate Professor of Health Economics, Medical