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Table 1 Standardized responses used to assess reasons for consensus treatment plan (CTP) selection

From: Pilot study comparing the childhood arthritis and rheumatology research alliance consensus treatment plans for induction therapy of juvenile proliferative lupus nephritis

Induction and maintenance immunosuppression CTPs Steroid CTPs
This is what I or my group always does This is what I or my group always does
This treatment works best I think this steroid regimen works best
This treatment is safer I think this steroid regimen is safer
This treatment is better tolerated I am concerned about my patient’s adherence with oral meds
I am concerned about my patient’s adherence with oral meds My patient prefers oral meds
This is the only option covered by my patient’s insurance Other (free text)
My patient prefers this method of medication administration  
My patient is very concerned about side effects  
Other (free text)