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Table 1 Characteristics and Results of Appropriateness Panels

From: The impact of patient preferences and costs on the appropriateness of spinal manipulation and mobilization for chronic low back pain and chronic neck pain

 Chronic Low Back PainChronic Neck Pain
PanelistsbClinical Scenariosa,bPanelistsClinical Scenariosa
Total numbers of panelists and clinical scenarios rated across panelists9 (100%)8100 (100%)11 (100%)8184 (100%)
Changed ratings at home2 (22%)335 (4%)4 (36%)281 (3%)
Changed ratings during in-person meeting5 (63%)219 (3%)10 (91%)758 (9%)
 Changed ratings because of preferences1 (13%)8 (0%)5 (45%)162 (2%)
 Changed ratings because of costs1 (13%)3 (0%)0 (0%)0 (0%)
Panelists who said ratings could be changed because of preferences7 (88%) 8 (73%) 
Panelists who said ratings could be changed because of costs4 (50%) 6 (55%) 
  1. aThe denominator for the number of clinical scenarios where ratings were changed is the number of panelists times the number of clinical scenarios, so 9*900 or 8100 for chronic low back pain and 11*744 or 8184 for chronic neck pain
  2. bOne chronic low back pain panelist could not attend the in-person meeting; therefore, the chronic low back pain percentages for the in-person meeting and below are calculated over 8 panelists and 7200 (8*900) ratings