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Table 2 Person trade-off (PTO) results in stages of elicitation process in panel sessions (n = 229).

From: Cross-national agreement on disability weights: the European Disability Weights Project

  Change in PTO numbers (in thousand) in panel sessions Distribution of final PTO numbers (%) Difference in
distribution of final PTO numbers across countries (Chi-squared test)
Difference in
distribution of final PTO numbers across health care professional status (Chi-squared test)
Disease stages Difference between initial PTO and PTO after panel discussion Difference between
PTO after panel discussion and final PTO (consistency checks)
<100 = 100 >100   
Quadriplegia (anchoring state)† 44 44 25 17 58 <0.0001 ns
Severe depression 307** -2 14 9 77 <0.0001 ns
Severe asthma 529*** -4 0 0.5 99.5 ns ns
Stroke (moderate permanent impairments) 198 0.9 2 3 95 <0.05 ns
Vision disorder (mild/moderate) -44 44 1 0.5 98.5 ns ns
Chronic low back pain 436*** 65 0.5 1 98.5 ns ns
Severe stable angina (NYHA3) 224* 44 0 1 99 ns ns
Breast cancer (disease-free stage without sequelae) 76 126 0 1 99 ns ns
Uncomplicated diabetes 144* 39 0 0.5 99.5 ns ns
  1. † PTO reference programme was the prevention of 100 rapidly fatal disease cases in quadriplegia, and 100 cases of quadriplegia in other disease stages * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01, *** p < 0.001 in paired t-test.