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Table 1 Relative weights of the equity and efficiency criteria

From: Do the equity-efficiency preferences of the Israeli Basket Committee match those of Israeli health policy makers?

   Equity criteria Efficiency criteria    
  Number of respondents The technology is intended for patients suffering from a serious disease (life expectancy is less than 2 healthy years): Yes The Technology is intended to treat a disease common among children: Yes The technology is intended to treat a disease common among the elderly: Yes Funding the technology is required so that the poor can use it: Yes Cost per Quality Adjusted Life Year: Less than the GNP per capita The Number of patients requiring the technology: more than 100,000 Individual Benefit: addition of more than 5 healthy years Efficiency Weight Equity Weight Total
Physicians 25 11 16 9 20 12 14 18 44 56 100
Non-physicians 15 8 15 9 19 13 18 18 49 51 100
Ever served on Basket Committee 11 9 15 9 16 16 16 20 51 49 100
Never did 29 10 16 9 21 11 16 17 44 56 100
Respondents answering the demographic questionnaire 40 10 16 9 20 12 16 18 46 54 100
Respondents not answering the demographic questionnaire 25 13 11 12 17 12 13 21 47 53 100
Total 65 11 14 10 19 12 15 19 46 54 100