Ciencia y enfermería
versión On-line ISSN 0717-9553
YANEZ GALLARDO, RODRIGO y CUADRA OLMOS, ROSSANA. THE DELPHI METHOD AND THE INVESTIGATION IN HEALTH SERVICES. Cienc. enferm. [online]. 2008, vol.14, n.1, pp. 9-15. ISSN 0717-9553. doi: 10.4067/S0717-95532008000100002.
The method Delphi can be considered as an important investigation methodology to be used in the context of health services. In the social sciences it is considered an effective and valid method of gathering information on a topic about which there is scarce evidence or agreement. The objective of this article is to present a biblio-graphical revisión and to examine this method critically. Its main characteristics will be analyzed, the diverse varíants in its application, and finally, its use is discussed, regarding the health services.
Palabras clave : Delphi method; consensus; experts,; health services.