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Table 1 Definition of consensus

From: Evaluation of interventions for informed consent for randomised controlled trials (ELICIT): 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 % scoring 7 to 9 AND <15 % scoring 1 to 3
Consensus out Consensus that outcome should not be included in the core outcome set ≥70 % scoring 1 to 3 AND <15 % scoring 7 to 9
No consensus Uncertainty about importance of outcome Anything else and no new compelling reasons in the comments boxes regarding why.
  1. (taken from Harman et al. 2013 and Waters et al. 2014 [10, 12])