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Table 4 Estimated financial burden on government budget and off-set cost by households if pro LC policy was adopted

From: Is it worth offering a routine laparoscopic cholecystectomy in developing countries? A Thailand case study

Type of Insurance Estimated cases in 2005 (a) Estimated cases in 2005 (b) Incremental financial burden of moving from OC to LC by government (c) Household's off-set cost from moving from OC to LC (d) Net financial burden to society (e)
UC 8,000 6,400 76,800,000 32,000,000 44,800,000
CSMBS 2,000 1,600 19,200,000 8,000,000 11,200,000
Total 10,000 8,000 96,000,000 40,000,000 56,000,000
  1. UC = Universal Health Insurance Scheme
  2. CSMBS = Civil Servant Medical Benefit Scheme
  3. Calculation:
  4. (b) = (a) × 0.8
  5. (c) = (b) × 12,000
  6. (d) = (b) × (12,000-7,000)
  7. (e) = (c) - (d)