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Table 3 Reconstruction of a theoretical framework of the outcome-based health equity

From: The reform of the medical welfare system and health equity for the elderly in China: a study in Zhejiang

  Previous definition Definition in this study
Right-based equity Opportunity equity Process and outcome equity
Equal opportunity for insurance participation; freely choose the level of premiums and healthcare institutions Being treated equally in the process of healthcare services; equal outcomes for health status
Need-based equity Reimbursements of healthcare expenditures Reimbursements of healthcare expenditures and long-term care costs
Different social groups participated in the different insurance plans; complementary medical insurance for serious illnesses; medical assistance Universal medical insurance: equal needs receive equal benefits; home-and-community-based long-term care services