The cost burden of poor patients has been significantly reduced. We will promote the establishment of basic medical insurance, major illness insurance, medical assistance and government-funded security mechanisms, and implement the first diagnosis and treatment, after payment and one-stop instant settlement of inpatients in County areas. In the first half of 2019, the average self-payment rate of medical expenses for poor patients nationwide was controlled at about 10%.
The ability of medical services in poor areas has been gradually improved. To organize 1107 tertiary hospitals in China to help 1172 county hospitals in 832 poverty-stricken counties by one-to-one counterpart, establish telemedicine network, and comprehensively improve the diagnosis and treatment ability of county hospitals in poverty-stricken areas. From the data system of dynamic management of health poverty alleviation in the first half of 2019, 94.5% of the poor patients received proper treatment in the county.