Methods of Formal Consensus in Classification/Diagnostic Criteria and Guideline Development

Title

Methods of Formal Consensus in Classification/Diagnostic Criteria and Guideline Development

Creator

Nair Raj; Agrawal R; Khanna D

Publisher

Seminars In Arthritis And Rheumatism

Date

2011

Description

Guideline or diagnostic criteria in clinical practice assist physicians in their clinical decision-making and improve health outcomes for patients. Diagnostic and classification criteria are based on evidence from rigorously conducted controlled studies. Formal group consensus methods have been developed to organize subjective judgments and to synthesize them with the available evidence. This review discusses four types of formal consensus methods used in the health field and their applications in rheumatology: the Delphi method, nominal group technique, RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method, and National Institutes of Health consensus development conference.

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

95-105

Issue

2

Volume

41

Citation

Nair Raj; Agrawal R; Khanna D, “Methods of Formal Consensus in Classification/Diagnostic Criteria and Guideline Development,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 24, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11504.

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