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Can the Delphi method be used to engage with patients?

4th June 2024

Can the Delphi method be used to engage with patients?   It is well established that the Delphi method can be used to engage clinicians and drive the development of optimal care standards 1–4. By gathering the opinions of a panel of experts over multiple rounds of feedback, the Delphi method allows for consensus building,…

Finding the Right Delphi Consensus Provider for Pharma Supported Studies

7th May 2024

Finding the Right Delphi Consensus Provider for Pharma Supported Studies   The Delphi Consensus method is widely recognised as a valuable approach to generate expert opinion-based evidence. While it offers both speed and credibility, the highly structured approach required means that success hinges on the expertise of the team leading the research. As a pharmaceutical…

The Use of Delphi Consensus within Evidence-Based Medicine

8th April 2024

The Use of Delphi Consensus within Evidence-Based Medicine   What is evidence-based medicine and what steps does it include? Evidence-based medicine is an approach to systematise data at an appropriate level to make changes in healthcare.1 It includes five steps (Figure 1).1,2     Figure 1. Steps of evidenced-based medicine1,2   The initial step in…

How to Maximise Publication Success with Peer-Reviewers

7th March 2024

How to Maximise Publication Success with Peer-Reviewers Practical Recommendations with a Focus on Delphi Consensus     About the author Angela Di Emidio holds a PhD in Dermatovereology and an MSc in Pharmacology. A Senior Content Lead at Triducive, she also has experience as a peer reviewer of articles for Interdisciplinary Health and Social Care…

The Delphi Method: 3 Ways It Supports Healthcare Innovations

11th January 2024

The Delphi method: a highly effective approach to understand & assimilate expert opinion   The Delphi method is a systematic research approach that supports groups of experts to converge on agreement through iterative rounds of controlled feedback. The method originated in the late 1940’s as a forecasting tool to inform the use and impact of…

5 Biggest Challenges for Delphi Consensus

3rd October 2023

5 Biggest Challenges for Delphi Consensus   Having delivered Delphi consensus for healthcare evidence-generation for the past 10 years, our team has learned to anticipate specific challenges that may arise during the process. Here are 5 of the biggest challenges to overcome when leading a Delphi Consensus:   1. Defining the Objectives of a Delphi Consensus…

Is a Delphi Study Right for You?

10th July 2023

Is a Delphi Study Right for You?   What is the Delphi Method? The Delphi method or Delphi technique is a systematic, structured communication technique which relies on a panel of experts. It can be employed to achieve expert consensus where there is a weight of opinion or a lack of empiric evidence. Delphi consensus…

Tips For Designing A Strong Delphi Survey

26th June 2023

The importance of a strong Delphi survey A Delphi consensus study is a methodical approach towards gaining structured, anonymised expert opinion on a topic that may suffer currently from conflicting, ambiguous or absent evidence. It provides citable, credible evidence that can be used to campaign for better decisions to be actioned. The survey stage of…

The Delphi Method: Optimising the Outputs

2nd May 2023

How Delphi Method Outputs Can Be Developed The Delphi method is a robust and credible method to generate evidence to get better decisions actioned. This real-world evidence solution enlists advocacy by design as the expert panel (who currently work in the given field) align behind a common issue, problem, or opportunity and galvanises key, actionable…

Gaining HCP Insights & Engagement Post-Covid

2nd March 2023

Gaining HCP Insights & Engagement Post-Covid   At the height of the COVID-19 outbreak many non-essential healthcare services were stopped in order to free up capacity to treat COVID-19 patients. Due to this there are now backlogs to access treatments across a number of therapy areas such as oncology (particularly detection of cancers) and non-essential…