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Table 3 Comparison of Predicted TTO and Actual PTO Indifference Points

From: Trading people versus trading time: What is the difference?

Median (Interquartile Range) Indifference Points:
Group Predicted from TTO responses Actual Response to PTO elicitation p 6
Save – Save1 (n = 22) 130 (100–339) 100 (100–100) 0.001
Cure – Save2 (n = 22) 176 (100–583) 135 (100–3250) 0.320
Cure – Cure3 (n = 20) 323 (131-infin 4) 650 (250-infin 5) 0.736
  1. 1. The number of people with paraplegia whose lives would need to be saved to be equally good as saving the lives of 100 healthy people.
  2. 2. The number of people who would need to be cured of spinal cord injury to prevent paraplegia to be equally good as saving the lives of 100 healthy people.
  3. 3. The number of people who would need to be cured of moderate leg pain to be equally good as curing 100 people of severe shortness of breath.
  4. 4. Participants in the 75th percentile believed that living 10 years with severe shortness of breath was equivalent to living less than a day in perfect health.
  5. 5. Participants in the 75th percentile believed that all the people in the world would need to be cured of severe shortness of breath to be equally good as curing 100 people of moderate leg pain.
  6. 6. Based on the paired comparisons using the Wilcoxon signed rank test.