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Table 4 The effect of Grade II Level B hospitals on medical expenditure

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

Variables Medical expenditure
Total medical expenditure Drug expenditure Diagnostic testing expenditure Medical consumables expenditure Nursing care expenditure Bed expenditure Surgery expenditure Blood expenditure
Grade II Level B hospitals − 0.1113*** ( − 52.70) − 0.1641*** (−  46.06) − 0.2481*** (− 71.17) 0.1652*** (25.73) 0.0433*** (19.14) 0.0499*** (22.55) 0.2080*** (13.16) − 0.1659*** (− 6.09)
Reimbursement ratio 2.8474*** (476.37) 3.4487*** (332.11) 2.8404*** (279.22) 2.3958*** (127.73) 1.1961*** (181.17) 1.4029*** (216.97) 1.9208*** (36.73) 0.4995*** (8.37)
Deductible − 0.0003*** (− 44.68) − 0.0010*** (− 80.27) 0.0005*** (42.90) − 0.0017*** (− 72.48) − 0.0006*** (− 76.17) − 0.0002*** (− 26.08) − 0.0007*** (− 11.39) − 0.0008*** (− 10.21)
Gender − 0.0262*** (− 18.97) − 0.0611*** (− 26.16) 0.0004 (0.18) − 0.0939*** (− 22.33) 0.0044*** (2.96) 0.0077*** (5.32) 0.1289*** (11.98) − 0.0789*** (− 5.97)
Age 0.0032*** (97.46) 0.0042*** (76.92) 0.0101*** (188.72) 0.0003*** (3.06) − 0.0009*** (− 25.71) − 0.0014*** (− 39.30) − 0.0011*** (− 4.00) − 0.0018*** (− 4.80)
Length of stay 0.0374*** (379.57) 0.0439*** (264.10) 0.0141*** (87.46) 0.0191*** (63.52) 0.0566*** (527.87) 0.0582*** (558.64) 0.01293*** (18.42) 0.0008 (1.56)
Disease type − 0.0113*** (− 7.45) − 0.0669*** (− 26.15) − 0.1799*** (− 72.50) 0.2468*** (53.53) − 0.0084*** (− 5.15) − 0.0163*** (− 10.22) 1.0813*** (55.29) 0.0722*** (3.83)
Time Controlled Controlled Controlled Controlled Controlled Controlled Controlled Controlled
Constant term − 5.9306*** (− 17.34) − 8.6132*** (− 14.94) − 1.5122*** (− 2.71) − 6.6722*** (− 6.44) 3.2075*** (6.20) 3.3059*** (6.55) − 6.8434*** (− 3.62) 7.0690*** (11.33)
R2 0.6225 0.4515 0.4226 0.0858 0.5036 0.5338 0.0455 0.0276
Sample size 488,623 486,558 483,777 483,797 488,166 486,079 117,194 8885
  1. ***Significant at 1%,**Significant at 5%, *Significant at 10%, t-statistics in parentheses. The medical expenditure in the model are all calculated on a logarithmic basis
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