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Table 1 Definition of attributes and levels

From: Health care priority setting in Norway a multicriteria decision analysis

Attribute Level Definition
Severity of disease Not severe Health expectancy > 2 years without intervention
  Severe Health expectancy < 2 years
Number of potential beneficiaries Few < 100 000
  Many > 100 000
Age of target group Young age 0-15 years old
  Middle-age 15-59 years old
  Elderly > 60 years old
Individual health benefits Small < 5 healthy years
  Large > 5 healthy years
Willingness to subsidize > 70% of total health expenditure Poverty reduction criteria: subsidize at more or less than 70%.
  < 70% of total Health expenditure  
Cost-effectiveness Not C-E Cost/DALY > GDP/capita
  C-E Cost/DALY< GDP/capita
  1. DALY Disability-adjusted life year
  2. GDP Gross domestic product