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Table 7 Priority ranking of headline indicator criteria by respondents’ affiliation

From: Headline indicators for monitoring the performance of health systems: findings from the european Health Systems_Indicator (euHS_I) survey

  Total (N = 36) Governmental or other public institution (N = 19) Health care provider (N = 2) Research institution (N = 15)
Criterion Mean SD Rank P-value * Mean SD Rank Mean SD Rank Mean SD Rank
Validity 1.36 0.54 1 0.769 1.32 0.48 1 1.50 0.71 2 1.40 0.75 2
Reliability 1.44 0.61 2 0.986 1.44 0.62 2 1.50 0.71 3 1.44 0.51 3
Clear and easy to communicate & interpret 1.50 0.56 3 0.466 1.53 0.61 4 2.00 0.00 7 1.40 0.66 1
International comparability 1.65 0.79 4 0.000 1.47 0.77 3 3.00 1.41 9 1.69 1.03 6
Actionability 1.70 0.62 5 0.936 1.68 0.58 6 2.50 0.71 8 1.63 0.60 5
Policy relevance 1.72 0.70 6 0.231 1.67 0.69 5 1.50 0.71 4 1.81 0.82 7
Routine availability 1.72 0.61 7 0.830 1.68 0.58 7 1.00 0.00 1 1.81 1.45 8
Coherent and balanced overall 1.72 0.66 8 0.654 1.84 0.69 9 1.50 0.71 5 1.60 0.62 4
International feasibility 1.92 1.04 9 0.011 1.68 1.11 8 3.50 0.71 10 2.00 0.63 9
Farreaching 2.31 0.86 10 0.325 2.28 0.67 10 1.50 0.71 6 2.44 0.63 10
Minimum number of indicators 2.64 1.27 11 0.805 2.53 1.17 11 3.50 0.71 11 2.67 0.63 11
  1. SD standard deviation
  2. * chi-square test