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Table 3 Comparison of top five priorities for participant groups

From: The ideal healthcare: priorities of people with chronic conditions and their carers

Consumers (n = 5 groups) Carers (n = 2 groups) Mixed (n = 4 groups) All groups combined (n = 11groups)
Priority Final Rank Priority Final Rank Priority Final Rank Priority Final Rank
1. Patient-centred care 31.00 1. Access 34.00 1. Access 29.00 1. Access 33.00
2. Access 30.00 2. Continuity and coordinated care 31.00 2. Carer-related issues 28.50 2. Continuity and coordinated care 30.00
3. Affordability 29.50 3. Patient-centred care 28.50 3. Patient-centred care 27.50 2. Patient-centred care 30.00
3. Continuity and coordinated care 29.50 4. Affordability 28.00 4. Continuity and coordinated care 27.00 2. Affordability 30.00
4. Education and information 24.00 5. Carer related issues 25.50 5. Affordability 23.00 3. Quality of service delivery 20.50
5. Quality of service delivery 21.00      4. Education and information 20.00
5. Legislative changes 18.00
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