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Table 2 The weights of the criteria in selected groups of Israeli health policy-makers

From: Efficiency and equity considerations in the preferences of health policy-makers in Israel

  Number of respondents The technology is intended for patients suffering from a severe disease The Number of patients requiring the technology The Technology is intended to treat a disease common among children The technology is intended to treat a disease common among the elderly Individual benefit Funding the technology is required so that the poor can receive it Cost per QALY Total
Type of criterion equity efficiency equity equity efficiency equity efficiency  
Age above 65 11 9% 16% 16% 10% 17% 19% 12% 100%
Age under 65 29 10% 16% 16% 8% 19% 20% 12% 100%
P*   0.62 0.82 0.75 0.27 0.34 0.68 0.95  
Physician 25 11% 14% 16% 9% 18% 20% 12% 100%
Non-physician 15 8% 18% 15% 9% 18% 19% 13% 100%
P*   0.19 0.04 0.65 0.95 0.98 0.75 0.61  
Served on Basket Committee 11 9% 16% 15% 9% 20% 16% 16% 100%
Never did 29 10% 16% 16% 9% 17% 21% 11% 100%
P*   0.57 0.67 0.52 0.87 0.24 0.04 0.03  
Respondents answering the demographic questionnaire 40 10% 16% 16% 9% 18% 20% 12% 100%
Respondents not answering the demographic questionnaire 25 13% 13% 11% 12% 21% 17% 12% 100%
P*   0.17 0.25 0.00 0.02 0.28 0.37 0.88  
Total 65 11% 15% 14% 10% 19% 19% 12% 100%
  1. *2-tailed t-test of equality. Significant differences are in boldface