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Table 2 Distribution of the criteria ranking by profession

From: Hospital staff perspectives towards health technology assessment: data from a multidisciplinary survey

Apect of benefit Criteria Profession P value
"Highly important" ranking %(n)
Physician Nurse Allied health Engineers Administrators
Clinical Lifesaving 93(27) 74(15) 75(3) 67(4) 58(7) 0.08
Quality of life improvement 56(16) 58(12) 25(1) 33(2) 50(6) 0.63
Patients' functional improvement 26(7) 48(10) 50(2) 0(0) 25(3) 0.24
Safety 74(20) 42(8) 25(1) 33(2) 42(5) 0.09
Social Serving a large population 22(6) 26(5) 25(1) 0(0) 8(1) 0.22
Serving a specific population within the hospital 11(3) 11(2) 25(1) 17(1) 17(2) 0.96
Improving patient experience 33 74(15) 50(2) 33(2) 67(8) 0.07
Patients' preference 11(10) 16(3) 50(2) 0(0) 17(2) 0.35
Technological Lack of effective alternative technology 74(20) 68(14) 100(4) 67(4) 58(7) 0.41
Completion of a technology already exists at the hospital 7(2) 42(8) 0(0) 67(4) 16(2) 0.0076
Innovation and Improving medical standards 19(6) 58(12) 25(1) 17(1) 42(5) 0.08
Improving hospital reputation 15(4) 32(6) 25(1) 67(4) 50(6) 0.09
Economical Efficiency 37(11) 58(12) 25(1) 83(5) 67(8) 0.14
Manpower savings 37(11) 58(12) 25(1) 33(2) 50(6) 0.57
Budget savings 19(6) 26(5) 25(1) 67(4) 50(6) 0.12
Technology that requires a significant investment in infrastructure 15(15) 5(1) 50(2) 100(6) 17(2) <0.001
Maintenance costs 7(2) 5(1) 25(1) 17(1) 17(2) 0.76
Extent education 11(10) 32(6) 25(1) 33(2) 17(2) 0.56