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Table 6 Median and Disagreement Index of the research topics Delphi IV (n = 60)

From: A national research agenda for pre-hospital emergency medical services in the Netherlands: a Delphi-study

  Median (1–9) Disagreement Index (> 1 disagreement) Categorya
Non-conveyance 9 0.13 1
Performance measures for quality of care 7.5 0.16 1
Hand over/registration/exchange of patient data 7 0.16 1
Care and task substitution (MANP & PA) 7 0.37 1
Triage 7 0.37 1
Assessment of acute neurologic signs & symptoms 7 0.56 1
Protocols and protocol adherence 7 0.65 1
Immobilisation 6.5 0.52 1
Open/secure airway (e.g. intubation) 6.5 0.52 1
Pain management 6 0.52 2
Resuscitation & devices 6 0.56 2
Sepsis 6 0.52 2
  1. aCategory 1: the topic is appropriate (median of 7–9) and with consensus (disagreement index < 1); Category 2: the topic is appropriate (median 7–9), however without consensus, or the topic is somewhat appropriate (median 4–6) with or without consensus; and Category 3: the topic is not appropriate (median 1–3) with or without consensus in the panel. All topics within category 1 were added to the ambulance EMS research agenda