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Table 3 The overall weights of the efficiency and equity 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 International study definitions Alternative definitionsa
Equity weight Efficiency weight Total Equity weight Efficiency weight Total
Age above 65 11 55% 45% 100% 38% 62% 100%
Age below 65 29 54% 46% 100% 38% 62% 100%
P*   0.73 0.73   0.89 0.89  
Physician 25 56% 44% 100% 40% 60% 100%
Not physician 15 51% 49% 100% 36% 64% 100%
P*   0.21 0.21   0.26 0.26  
Served on the Basket Committee 11 49% 51% 100% 34% 66% 100%
Never did 29 56% 44% 100% 40% 60% 100%
P*   0.03 0.03   0.04 0.04  
Respondents who answered the demographic questionnaire 40 54% 46% 100% 38% 62% 100%
Respondents who did not answered the demographic questionnaire 25 53% 47% 100% 42% 58% 100%
P*   0.98 0.98   0.07 0.07  
Total 65 54% 46% 100% 40% 60% 100%
  1. *2-tailed t-test of equality. Significant differences are in boldface
  2. aSeeing the criteria “the technology is targeted to children” as an efficiency criterion