3.3.2 Specific questions suitable for the method


The following questions could be answered by using a consensus reaching method such as the Delphi panel:

  • To help the decision making process.
  • When personal contact is not necessary96.
  • To choose the most appropriate method or tool (e.g. data collection technique, scales, questionnaires, etc.).
  • To identify the best choice of treatment (when no other evidence is available or to complete it).
  • To identify the form of a programme.
  • To clarify professional roles97.
  • To develop clinical guidelines98.