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Table 7 A priori order of importance of the main effects of the eleven performance domains and conversion into mean utility values and variances for the multivariate normal prior distribution

From: How to reform western care payment systems according to physicians, policy makers, healthcare executives and researchers: a discrete choice experiment

Rank Performance domain Prior mean Prior variance
N +
1 Clinical effectiveness and patient safety −0.6 0.1 0.5 0.09
2 Best practice service use −0.4 0.05 0.35 0.06
  Long term cost containment and budget safety −0.4 0.05 0.35 0.06
3 Gaming the system −0.35 0.05 0.3 0.04
  Care equity −0.35 0.05 0.3 0.04
  Care coordination, teamwork and continuity −0.35 0.05 0.3 0.04
4 Timeliness −0.3 0.05 0.25 0.02
  Patient centeredness −0.3 0.05 0.25 0.02
  Innovation −0.3 0.05 0.25 0.02
  Provider wellness −0.3 0.05 0.25 0.02
  Short term cost containment and budget safety −0.3 0.05 0.25 0.02
  1. The mean values are associated with the negative (–), neutral (N) and positive (+) outcomes in each performance domain. Variances around the mean values are the same for all three outcomes in a performance domain and are therefore listed only once.