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Table 5 The effect of Grade II Level C 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 C hospitals and below − 0.3531*** (− 80.67) − 0.1770*** (− 23.86) − 0.6669*** (− 91.70) − 1.5519*** (− 71.23) 0.1052*** (22.31) 0.0275*** (5.97) 0.3657*** (6.33) 0.1134 (1.03)
Reimbursement ratio 2.8337*** (476.94) 3.5130*** (341.30) 2.9196*** (290.56) 2.2779*** (124.16) 1.1810*** (180.76) 1.3726*** (215.96) 1.8651*** (35.77) 0.5233*** (8.77)
Deductible − 0.0004*** (− 48.85) − 0.0010*** (− 80.18) 0.0004*** (38.96) − 0.0019*** (− 82.03) − 0.0006*** (− 75.04) − 0.0002*** (− 26.35) − 0.0007*** (− 11.93) − 0.0008*** (− 10.09)
Gender − 0.0253*** (− 18.35) − 0.0615*** (− 26.28) 0.0019 (0.86) − 0.0846*** (− 20.35) 0.0042*** (2.83) 0.0079*** (5.48) 0.1289*** (11.98) − 0.0795*** (− 6.00)
Age 0.0032*** (97.67) 0.0041*** (74.45) 0.0106*** (202.17) 0.0009*** (9.76) − 0.0009*** (− 25.30) − 0.0013*** (− 37.89) − 0.0008*** (− 2.76) − 0.0018*** (− 4.86)
Length of stay 0.0381*** (387.80) 0.0445*** (265.95) 0.0157*** (97.08) 0.0211*** (70.77) 0.0563*** (523.95) 0.0581*** (555.58) 0.0123*** (17.58) 0.0008 (1.45)
Disease type − 0.1082*** (− 7.16) − 0.0672*** (− 26.24) − 0.1792*** (− 72.47) 0.2516*** (55.24) − 0.0084*** (− 5.21) − 0.0161*** (− 10.11) 1.0873*** (55.58) 0.0715*** (3.78)
Time Controlled Controlled Controlled Controlled Controlled Controlled Controlled Controlled
Constant term − 6.3151*** (− 18.53) − 8.9735*** (− 15.54) − 2.3033*** (− 4.14) − 6.0105*** (− 6.95) 3.2574*** (6.34) 3.3615*** (6.66) − 6.2437*** (− 3.31) 7.0561*** (11.28)
R2 0.6254 0.4498 0.4265 0.1073 0.5037 0.5334 0.0444 0.0237
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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