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Table 1 Attributes and their assigned levels included in the ranking exercise

From: Public engagement in setting healthcare priorities: a ranking exercise in Cyprus

Attributes Description Levels
Age Patient’s age at the time s/he got sick 16 years old 37 years old 68 years old
Healthy lifestyle Characterizes whether the patient is a non-smoker, with mild alcohol consumption, healthy eating habits and sufficient workout, in contrast to a patient who lacks one or more of the abovementioned characteristics Yes No
Type of disease The patient’s type of condition Chronic Acute
Severity of disease Health status prior to treatment Mild Severe
Health improvement Health improvement expected after treatment Small Mediocre Large
Cost of treatment Monetary units to be spend for the patient’s treatment Low Medium High