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LA TECNICA DELPHI Y LA INVESTIGACION EN LOS SERVICIOS DE SALUD* THE DELPHI METHOD AND THE INVESTIGATION IN HEALTH SERVICES

Ciencia y Enfermeria 01/2008; 14(1):9-15.

ABSTRACT RESUMEN La técnica Delphi se puede considerar como una importante técnica de investigación para utilizarse en el con-texto de los Servicios de Salud. En las ciencias sociales se considera una forma efectiva y válida de reunir infor-mación sobre un tema donde hay escasas evidencias o acuerdos. El objetivo de este artículo es presentar una revisión bibliográfica y se examina críticamente esta técnica. Se analizan sus principales características, las diver-sas variantes en su aplicación y, finalmente, se discute su uso en los Servicios de Salud. Palabras claves: Técnica Delphi, consenso, expertos, servicios de salud. ABSTRACT 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 revision and to examine this method critically. Its main characteristics will be analyzed, the diverse variants in its application, and finally, its use is discussed, regarding the health services.

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