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Table 6 Outcomes of Applications and References

From: The Australian experiment: the use of evidence based medicine for the reimbursement of surgical and diagnostic procedures (1998–2004)

Outcome Applications References
  Surgical Therapeutic Diagnostic Number Percentage Number Percentage
Positive 5 2 8 15 17% 17 39%
Interim 5 2 4 11 13% 4 9%
Partial 2 3 2 7 8% 2 5%
Unchanged 0 1 1 2 2% 1 2%
Negative 10 9 7 26 30% 7 16%
Sub-Total 22 17 22 61 69% 31 70%
Ineligible 0 5 0 5 6% 0 0%
Withdrawn 0 2 2 4 5% 5 11%
Unknown 1 0 0 1 1% 3 7%
Other 2 0 3 5 6% 3 7%
Incomplete 5 0 7 12 14% 2 5%
TOTAL 30 24 34 88 100% 44 100%
  1. Sourse: MSAC Web Site http://www7.health.gov.au/msac/index.htm accessed 6th Jan'06