Table 1

Decision criteria for inclusion, exclusion and further consideration of potential concepts*

Scenario (rounds 1 and 2)Handling of information.
Concept scored 4–5 by ≥70% of respondentsConsensus achieved for potential inclusion in the RoB NMA tool. Further consideration in a subsequent Delphi round not needed.
Concept scored 3 by ≥70% of respondentsInclude in Delphi round 2.
Concept scored 1 or 2 (not important) by ≥70% of respondentsConsider excluding the concept.
New concepts nominated by respondentsInclude in round 2. Follow decision criteria scenarios above.
  • NMA, network meta-analysis; RoB, risk of bias.