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Table 7 Ratios between weights of false negatives versus weights of false positives by four different methods¶

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) Threshold all countries
Intuitive WFN/Intuitive WFP 8 (4.5-9) 2 (1.4-3.3) 1.4 (0.97-2.54) 3 (1.4-5) 25 (16.7-41.7)
Calculated WFN/calculated WFP based on literature data without regret 12 (11-13) 19 (13-26) 22 (18-52) 16 (12-26) 5.9 (3.7-7.7)_
Calculated WFN/calculated WFP based on intuitive estimates without regret 105 (54-141) 17 (4.6-34) 21 (8-56) 33 (11-98) 2.9 (1-8.3)
Calculated WFN/calculated WFP based on intuitive estimates with regret 131.62 (72.89-282.08) 19.04 (6.05-48.97) 28.42 (7.84-76.88) 48.69 (12.28-132.0) 2.0 (0.75-7.5)
  1. ¶Difference between ratios: p < 0.001.