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Table 4 Criteria ranking – comparison between countriesa

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

Criteria Israel Brazil Cuba Uganda Nepal Norway Austria Spain Hungary China
Disease severity 6 4 6 2 3 4 5 5 4 5
Number of patients 3 2 1 4 5 6 4 4 7 3
Individual benefit 1 3 5 6 2 3 1 2 1 4
Subsidy to the poor 1 6 3 5 7 7 7 6 5 7
Cost effectiveness 5 1 7 3 4 2 3 1 3 1
Intended for middle-age vs. childrenb 4 5 2 7 6 5 6 7 6 2
Intended for the elderly vs. childrenc 7 7 4 1 1 1 2 3 2 6
Rank correlation with Israeld 1 0.20 0.36 −0.79 −0.52 −0.65 −0.18 −0.14 −0.18 −0.05
P*   0.66 0.42 0.04 0.22 0.10 0.70 0.76 0.70 0.91
  1. *T-test of the hypothesis that the rank correlation = 0. Significant correlations are in boldface
  2. aWhenever interactions appeared in the model, the ranking was based on the mean effect
  3. bIsrael: children vs. other
  4. cIsrael: elderly vs. other
  5. dAdjusted for ties