Respondents were categorized by profession. Other professions than physicians, pharmacists, practice nurses, diabetes nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants (physician associates) were not included in this analysis, because they were not considered as end–users of the guideline who have either prescription authority (physicians, diabetes nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants) or a direct influence on prescription behaviour (practice nurses and pharmacists). No distinction was made between healthcare professionals in primary and secondary care.

Mean scores for importance of the different outcomes (on a 9‐point scale) were calculated. Differences in the scores for importance between outcomes were compared by paired samples t‐test, and differences between professions with One‐way ANOVA. Results were considered statistically significant when p < 0.05. The other outcomes mentioned in the open‐ended questions were categorized by two researchers (based on consensus). One independent researcher verified the categorization.

For the analysis of cut‐off points, one highly unlikely value for body weight decrease (a difference of 90 kg) was excluded from further analysis. Respondents who found every difference relevant were assumed to support the lowest difference possible (1). The distribution of the cut‐off points was plotted for all variables and medians were calculated. All results were analysed with IBM SPSS Statistics 24.

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