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Table 5 Estimated weights of mortality and morbidity and values of regret in all the countries

From: Intuitive weights of harm for therapeutic decision making in smear-negative pulmonary Tuberculosis: an interview study of physicians in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

  India (n = 77) Pakistan (n = 84) Bangladesh (n = 81) All countries (n = 242)
Weight of morbidity related to the disease (%)¶ 20 (10-30) 30 (17.5-50) 35 (20-45) 25 (15-40)
Weight of morbidity related to treatment (%)¶ 80 (75-90) 50 (20-60) 50 (40-80) 60 (40-80)
Regret due to provoked but justified death (relative to natural death)¶ 1(1-2) 1 (1-2) 2 (1-2) 1 (1-2)
Regret due to provoked but unjustified death (relative to natural death)* 3 (2.5-4) 2 (1-3) 3 (2-5) 3 (2-4)
Regret of death due to omission (relative to natural death)¶ 4 (4-5) 3 (1-3.5) 4 (3-7) 4 (3-5)
  1. *p < 0.05, ¶ p < 0.001.