Rating the appropriateness

Results Definition

Appropriate

  • Indications were deemed appropriate if the median panel score was between 7 and 9 (on a 9 point scale).

Inappropriate

  • Indications were deemed inappropriate if the median panel score was between 1 and 3 (on a 9 point scale).

Uncertain

  • Disagreement was defined as the situation in which at least 4 panelists out of the 12 scored in each of the sections 1-3 (inappropriate) and 7-9 (appropriate).
  • All indications not assessed as ‘appropriate’ or ‘inappropriate’ were labelled ‘uncertain’.