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Table 2 Predefined reasons to be asked if hypotheses posed by Control Theory are violated

From: Electronic audit and feedback intervention with action implementation toolbox to improve pain management in intensive care: protocol for a laboratory experiment and cluster randomised trial

Hypothesis violation Predefined reason
Negative self-assessment but no improvement intention This indicator is not an important/relevant aspect of intensive care
Actions will not improve our performance score on this indicator
We lack the resources/time/knowledge to take action for this indicator
Me or my colleagues cannot be motivated to take action for this indicator
The benchmark (median/top 10%) is unrealistic/unfeasible (round 2 only)
The measured performance score for our ICU is inaccurate (round 2 only)
Positive self-assessment but improvement intention This indicator is an essential aspect of quality of intensive care
It is easy to improve our performance score on this indicator
Our performance is too low (round 2 only)