Background: This study aims to research the total current curative expenditure (CCE) of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases (CVDs) and their influencing factors in Xinjiang, China.
Methods: Through multistage stratified cluster sampling, the sample information of patients with CVDs in Xinjiang, in 2017, was collected. Under the framework of “System of Health Accounts 2011,” the top-down allocation method was used to calculate the CCE of CVDs. Multiple linear regression was used to analyze the influencing factors.
Results: The CCE of CVDs in Xinjiang was 10.574 billion yuan; 86.81% of the CCE was spent in hospitals, of which 67.22% went to general hospitals. Coronary heart disease, hypertension, and cerebral infarction were the top three diseases among the treatment cost of CVDs, accounting for 74.20% of the total treatment cost. The CCE of older adults aged 65 years and above accounted for 43.51%. The main factors affecting the hospitalization cost were length of stay, grade of the medical institution, operation, age, payment method, and gender.
Conclusions: CVDs consume numerous health funds in Xinjiang; prevention and control work focus on older adults. Further, the flow of treatment cost institutions is unreasonable; thus, the role of primary medical institutions in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases should be strengthened. Reducing the length of hospital stay can effectively control the CCE.