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Table 1 Prioritisation instruments' criteria, levels and scores

From: Prioritisation of patients on waiting lists for hip and knee arthroplasties and cataract surgery: Instruments validation

  Prioritisation instruments
Criteria Hip and knee arthroplasty Cataract surgery
Severity of the disease:   -mild (0)
-Arthroplasty: clinical and radiological exploration -moderate (0) -moderate (20)
-Cataract surgery: visual incapacity1 -severe (18) -severe (35)
   -extremely severe (45)
Pain -mild (0) -
  -moderate (17)  
  -severe (33)  
Probability of recovery -moderate (0) -moderate (0)
  -high (4) -high (6)
   -very high (7)
Difficulty in doing ADL2 -has some difficulty (0) - has some difficulty (0)
  -has great difficulty (10) - has great difficulty (11)
  -Unable to do most ADL (20) - Unable to do most ADL (15)
Limitation on ability to work -no/does not work (0) - no/does not work (0)
  -yes (10) -yes (14)
Has someone to look after the patient -yes (0) -yes (0)
  -no (9) -no (11)
Be a care-giver -no (0) -no (0)
  -yes (6) -yes (8)
  1. 1 Best eye (BE) > 0.4 and worst eye (WE) >= 0.2 severity of the disease (SD) mild, BE > 0.4 and WE < 0.2 SD moderate, BE 0.2–0.4 and WE >= 0.2 or <0.2 SD severe, BE < 0.2 and WE >= 0.2 or <0.2 SD extremely severe
  2. 2 ADL: activities of daily living