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Table 2 Definitions of consensus

From: MOMENT – Management of Otitis Media with Effusion in Cleft Palate: protocol for a systematic review of the literature and identification of a core outcome set using a Delphi survey

Consensus classification Description Definition
Consensus in Consensus that outcome should be included in the core outcome set 70% or more participants scoring as 7 to 9 AND <15% participants scoring as 1 to 3
Consensus out Consensus that outcome should not be included in the core outcomes set 70% or more participants scoring as 1 to 3 AND <15% of participants scoring as 7 to 9
No consensus Uncertainty about importance of outcome Anything else