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Table 2 Ranks of evidence for parameters used in the decision models

From: Cost-utility analysis in chronic kidney disease patients undergoing kidney transplant; what pays? A systematic review

Evidence ranking CUA of transplanting infectious kidneys (n = 03) CUA of kidney allocation policies (n = 09) CUA of technology used in KT (n = 04)
Clinical data Cost data Utility data Clinical data Cost data Utility data Clinical data Cost data Utility data
High quality
 Rank 1 1 1 8 8 1 2
 Rank 2 1 2 2 1 1 8 4 2 4
Medium quality
 Rank 3
Low quality
 Rank 4 1 1
 Rank 5