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Table 3 Evaluators’ perceptions

From: A comparative analysis of a disposable and a reusable pedicle screw instrument kit for lumbar arthrodesis: integrating HTA and MCDA

Dimensions Items Reusable Kit Disposable Kit
Safety Adverse events 4 4
Healtcare professionals’ safety 4 4.2
Patients’ safety 4 4.1
Environmental impact 3.95 2.5
Average value 3.99 3.70
Effectiveness Ease to opening the kit 4 4.2
Traceability 4.1 4.1
Surgeon comfort 4.2 3.8
Ease of identification of the product 1.95 4.4
Average value 3.56 4.13
Legal impact Indications of use for all the surgical procedures and for all the categories of patients 0 0
Presence of national, European and International authorizations of use 0 0
Average value 0 0
Equity Access to care for person of a legally protected status 0 0
Invasiveness 0 0
Usability 0 2
Rapidity 0 1
Accessibility 0 1
Average value 0 0.80
Ethical impact Acceptability of the technology 0 0
Impact of the technology on the patient life style 0 2
Average value 0 1
Social impact Impact on productivity losses 0 0
Environmental impact 0 −2
Impact of the procedure on the care givers lives and perceptions 0 0
Average value 0 −0.67
   Reusable Kit Disposable Kit Reusable Kit Disposable kit
   Short term Short term Long term Long term
Organisational impact Additional staff required 0 0 0 1.25
Staff training 0 −1 0 0
Support staff training 0 1.25 0 0
Patients and care givers training 0 0 0 0
Meetings and communication 0 0 0 0
Learning curve of the staff 0 0.75 0 0
Investment in additional areas 0 1.5 0 1.5
Investment in additional furnitures 0 0 0 1.75
Investment in additional equipment 0 0 0 0.5
Equipment update 0 0 0 0.5
Equipment purchase 0 0 0 1
Impact on the internal processes 0 1 0 2
Impact on the purchasing processes 0 1 0 1.5
Average value 0 0.35 0 0.77