Ira Moscovice, Patricia Armstrong, Stephen Shortell, Roger Bennett; Health Services Research for Decision-Makers: The Use of the Delphi Technique to Determine Health Priorities. J Health Polit Policy Law 1 June 1977; 2 (3): 388–410. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/03616878-2-3-388
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In an effort to make health manpower training programs and health services research and policy analysis activities more responsive to health care needs in Washington State, a Delphi process was used to obtain perceptions of critical health problems from knowledgeable persons in the health services field.
The technique revealed a reasonable agreement among respondents that the following items, in order of priority, were the ten most important problems facing the citizens of Washington State.