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Table 1 NHI contribution system

From: The impact of National Health Insurance upon accessibility of health services and financial protection from catastrophic health expenditure: a case study of Savannakhet province, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Health facilitiesOPD contributionIPD contributionBoth OPD and IPDa
Village health centre5000 LAK (US$0.60)N/AN/A
District hospital10,000 LAK (US$1.20)30,000 LAK (US$3.60)30,000 LAK (10,000 + 20,000) LAKb (US$3.60)
Referral/provincial hospital15,000 LAK ($US1.80)30,000 LAK (US$3.60)30,000 LAK (15,000 + 15,000) LAKc (US$3.60)
  1. IPD inpatient department, OPD outpatient department
  2. aTransfer from OPD to IPD
  3. bAt district hospital, patients already paid 10,000 LAK ($1.20) for OPD, if they are transferred to IPD they need to pay an additional 20,000 LAK ($2.40), which amounts to a total of 30,000 LAK ($3.60)
  4. cAt referral/provincial hospital, patients already paid 15,000 LAK ($1.80) for OPD, if they are transferred to IPD they need to pay an additional 15,000 LAK ($1.80), which amounts to a total of 30,000 LAK ($3.60)