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Table 2 Consensus classification

From: COHESION: core outcomes in neonatal encephalopathy (protocol)

Consensus classification Description Definition
Consensus in (parent-weighted vote) Consensus that outcome should be included in the core outcome set 70% or more participants overall scoring as 7 to 9 AND < 15% participants scoring a 1 to 3 OR > 70% or more of parent group scoring as 7 to 9
Consensus out Consensus that outcome should not be included in the COS 50% or fewer participants scoring as 7 to 9 in each stakeholder group
Neither consensus in nor consensus out (undetermined consensus) Uncertainty about importance of outcome so retain for next round Anything else