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Table 1 CRS-R's diagnostic criteria for vegetative (VS) and minimally conscious (MCS) states and emergence from MCS

From: Diagnostic accuracy of the vegetative and minimally conscious state: Clinical consensus versus standardized neurobehavioral assessment

VS Auditory ≤ 2 AND Visual ≤ 1 AND Motor ≤ 2 AND Oromotor/Verbal ≤ 2 AND Communication = 0 AND Arousal ≤ 2
MCS Auditory = 3–4 OR Visual = 2–5 OR Motor = 3–5 OR Oromotor/Verbal = 3 OR Communication = 1
Emergence from MCS Motor = 6 OR Communication = 2