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Table 4 Summary of necessity (and UK feasibility) ratings for round 2

From: Tools for measuring patient safety in primary care settings using the RAND/UCLA appropriateness method

  Necessity** Feasibility***
Structures/Organisational*   
Indicators (n) 142 138
Necessary (%) 56 ----
Feasible (%) ----- 54
Median 1-3 (n) 3 0
Median 4-6 (n) 48 49
Median 7-9 (n) 91 89
Agreement (%) 81 77
Equivocal (%) 18 22
Disagreement (%) 1 1
Clinical Processes   
Indicators (n) 48 48
Necessary (%) 48 ----
Feasible (%) ---- 65
Median 1-3 (n) 0 0
Median 4-6 (n) 24 17
Median 7-9 (n) 24 31
Agreement (%) 92 73
Equivocal (%) 8 27
Disagreement (%) 0 0
Outcomes   
Indicators (n) 14 14
Necessary (%) 43 ----
Feasible (%) ---- 29
Median 1-3 (n) 0 0
Median 4-6 (n) 7 7
Median 7-9 (n) 7 7
Agreement (%) 64 29
Equivocal (%) 21 71
Disagreement (%) 14 0
  1. *Indicators were divided into three main categories: Structures/Organisational, Clinical Processes, and Outcomes
  2. **One item was not rated by a sufficient number of panellists to obtain a median score
  3. ***Five items were not rated by a sufficient number of panellists to obtain a median score
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