The step-wise RAND-modified Delphi method. a. Accepted: the potential QI was selected for the next round because of an overall median score of 8 or 9, without disagreement. Disagreement was defined as the case in which less than 70% of the scores were in the top tertile (scores 7, 8, or 9). b. Discussion: the QI had a median score of 7 without disagreement or a median score of 8 or 9 with disagreement, and so it was discussed during the consensus meeting. c. Rejected: disagreement between panel members and the median was also lower than 8; the potential indicator was deselected and not discussed during the consensus meeting. d. Merged: multiple indicators were ‘rejected’ and merged into a composite, more generic indicator. e. Added: the indicator was proposed by one of the experts and was added to the initial set of indicators.