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Table 1 The results of descriptive statistics

From: The effect of different classification of hospitals on medical expenditure from perspective of classification of hospitals framework: evidence from China

Variable type Variable name Variable definition Mean SD Minimum Maximum
Dependent variable
 Medical expenditure Total medical expenditure Average total medical expenditure 5468.86 5820.13 0.35 559,328.4
Drug expenditure Average drug expenditure 1980.06 2366.27 0.01 157,170.3
Medical consumables expenditure Average medical consumables expenditure 500.01 1806.15 0.05 95,490.39
Diagnostic testing expenditure Average diagnostic testing expenditure 1536.27 1546.74 2 156,887
Nursing care expenditure Average nursing care expenditure 166.23 250.38 0.34 73,077
Bed expenditure Average bed expenditure 221.98 222.42 2 47,880
Blood expenditure Average blood expenditure 1733.21 1386.78 70 49,813.23
Surgery expenditure Average surgery expenditure 983.18 988.32 0.4 25,591.9
Inpendent variables
 Hospital level Grade II Level A hospital Grade II Level A hospital = 1, otherwise = 0 0.83 0.37 0 1
Grade II Level B hospital Grade II Level B hospital = 1, otherwise = 0 0.12 0.33 0 1
Grade II Level C hospital Grade II Level C hospital = 1, otherwise = 0 0.03 0.16 0 1
Control variables
 Reimbursement ratio Grade II Level A hospital Average reimbursement ratio Grade II Level A hospital 83.95% 0.14 0.15% 100%
Grade II Level B hospital Average reimbursement ratio Grade II Level B hospital 76.70% 0.15 0.63% 100%
Grade II Level C hospital Average reimbursement ratio Grade II Level C hospital 82.90% 0.15 2.35% 100%
 Deductible Grade II Level A hospital Average deductible of Grade II Level A hospital 271.90 95.19 0 400
Grade II Level B hospital Average deductible of Grade II Level B hospital 241.65 83.22 0 400
Grade II Level C hospital Average deductible of Grade II Level C hospital 184.50 93.08 0 400
 Patients characteristic Gender female = 1, others = 0 0.52 0.50 0 1
Age Age of patient 85.65 23.92 0 133
Length of stay Actual length of stay 9.42 44.67 1 23,070
 Disease type Chronic disease Chronic disease = 1, otherwise = 0 0.05 0.21 0 1
Critical disease Critical disease = 1, otherwise = 0 0.05 0.21 0 1
Common disease Common disease = 1, otherwise = 0 0.90 0.29 0 1
  1. Reimbursement ratio = Actual reimbursable expenses/Eligible reimbursable expenses
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