Triducive Amplified Delphi

The Delphi consensus approach is a well established, systematic, interactive and iterative method that relies on a panel of experts to move towards agreement.  Triducive work with a steering group of experts to generate a focus for agreement and then amplify the impact of this by involving their networks as a further iteration of the approach

A typical Amplified Delphi consensus can be completed virtually, follows the outline steps below and can take as little as ~ 3 months from start to finish

Delphi process - Triducive

The following characteristics and the facilitation by an expert help participants to focus on the issues at hand and differentiate it from other scientific methodologies:

  • Structured flow of information
  • Equality of input/opinion
  • Regular feedback
  • Anonymity of participants

“This type of evidence remains a necessary component in the armamentarium used to determine the answer to a clinical question” Ref 1: Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, Vol 34, No 2 (February), 2018: pp 349-351 349

Find Out More About Delphi Consensus

The Delphi approach was invented in the USA in the 1950’s by a think tank called the RAND corporation. The approach was designed to help develop consensus in the areas of policy and forecasting and was first used by the US military to help predict the impact of technology during the cold war

The Delphi method is used widely and extensively throughout healthcare to help develop policy and support decision-making where evidence is incomplete

The response to the COVID-19 pandemic by the healthcare community has seen a recent surge in Delphi due to its ability to provide highly credible recommendations in a relatively short period of time, particularly in an area with limited understanding and evidence

The focus on evidence-based medicine is focused on randomised controlled trials, which are ranked highest in the hierarchy of evidence (level 1) while expert consensus ranks at level 4

However, randomised controlled trials have weaknesses as well as strengths, and no research method is flawless. Moreover, stringent application of scientific research techniques, such as Delphi, allows survey of experts in a high quality and scientific manner. Outcomes of Delphi often compliment, stimulate or help complete the evidence base.

Amplified Consensus

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Structured consensus delivered to date
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Data responses from experts
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Publications in peer-reviewed journals