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Table 2 Traditional AHP Saaty weight method, and with conversion to consistency evaluation

From: Application evaluation of clinical practice guidelines for traditional Chinese medicine: a clinical analysis based on the analytic hierarchy process

Traditional AHP Saaty Scale Converted to consistency evaluation
Importance on scale Definition Consistency degree between CPG and Clinical Practice(%) Score in the system
1 Compared to B, A is of equal importance 50 1
3 Compared to B, A is slightly more important 62.5 3
5 Compared to B, A is more important 75 5
7 Compared to B, A is much more important 87.5 7
9 Compared to B, A is extremely important 100 9
2, 4, 6, 8 Compared to B, A is important with an intermediate value between the two judgments 2, 4, 6, 8
1/3 Compared to A, B is slightly more important 37.5 1/3
1/5 Compared to A, B is more important 25 1/5
1/7 Compared to A, B is much more important 12.5 1/7
1/9 Compared to A, B is extremely important 0 1/9
1/2,1/4,1/6,1/8 Compared to A, B is important with intermediate values between the two judgments 1/2,1/4,1/6,1/8