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Table 6 Weights of false negatives and false positives

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)
Intuitive weight of false negative 9 (8-10) 9 (5-10) 8 (7-10) 9 (7-10)
Intuitive weight of false positive 1 (1-2) 5 (2-7) 4.5 (2-6) 3 (1-6)
Calculated weight of false negatives based on literature data (without regret) 58 (56-60) 60 (58-64) 61 (58-63) 59 (57-62)
Calculated weight of false positives based on literature data (without regret) 4.7 (4.4-5.3) 2.9 (1.2-3.5) 2.9 (2.4-4.7) 3.5 (2.4-4.7)
Calculated weight of false negatives based on intuitive estimates without regret 71 (65-76) 74 (48-90) 68 (56-79) 71 (57-81)
Calculated weight of false positives based on intuitive estimates without regret 0.7 (0.4-1.2) 3.3 (.9-7.8) 3.9 (1.5-14) 1.7 (0.6-5.8)
Calculated weight of false negatives (WFN) (based on intuitive estimations), regret included 302 (241.87-347.75) 291 (189.0-367.8) 129 (83.25-271.05) 252 (148-336)
Calculated weight of false positives (WFP) (based on intuitive estimations), regret included 2.02 (1.06-4.14) 15.64 (5.1-50.27) 5.6 (1.81-16.93) 5 (1.83-17.29)
  1. p > 0.05.