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Table 1 Hierarchical Decision Matrix of interventions to tackle CVD in low- and middle income countries (by type of intervention and by type of intervention measure)

From: A systematic review of economic evaluations of interventions to tackle cardiovascular disease in low- and middle-income countries

  Reject intervention Incremental analysis required Neutral Incremental analysis required Accept
intervention
Health benefits - - - + + +
Costs + + - + - -
By type of Intervention
   Case Management 0 0 0 1 0 5 2 0 0
   Primary Prevention 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 1
   Secondary Prevention 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1
   Various 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 0 0
By type of Intervention Measure
   Pharmaceutical 0 0 0 0 0 12 1 0 1
   Procedure 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 0
   Health Education (Personal Level) 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
   Social Marketing (Pop. based) 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
   Medical Technology 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
   Health Care Delivery 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
   Various 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
  1. + above comparator equal to comparator - below comparator
  2. Numbers in cells are number of studies relevant to each permutation
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