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Table 1 Selected characteristics of sampled case study districts

From: Promoting universal financial protection: a case study of new management of community health insurance in Tanzania

Characteristics Rural district Urban district
Population size 486,900 175,717
Proportion of the population living below the poverty line (%) 56 46
Number of health facilities 57 16
Number of government facilities 47 10
Population per health facility 8,542 10,982
Year of introducing CHF 1999 2008
Number of CHF member households and estimated population coverage (2011) 11,802 (12%) 792 (2%)
CHF premium 3.13 USD per household per year 3.13 USD per household per year
CHF benefit package Outpatient care in selected public primary facility (dispensary or health centre) plus referral care up to 9.38 USD in regional hospital, district designated hospital (faith-based) Outpatient care in selected public primary facility (dispensary or health centre)
User fee level 0.63 USD until 2009 0.63 USD for dispensaries and health centres
1.89 USD since 2009
Financial flows CHF, NHIF and user fee revenue pooled in district CHF-account CHF and user fee revenue deposited in facility bank account. NHIF revenue pooled in the District Medical Officer account
  1. Source: Comprehensive Council Health Plans of respective districts, 2010/2011 [20].