The Danish Model of Consensus is a collaborative approach designed to achieve cooperation and agreement among various stakeholders, such as healthcare professionals, policymakers, patients, and scientists. Below are some key points about this model:

  • Inclusive Decision-Making: It emphasizes the importance of involving all relevant parties in the decision-making processes to ensure a balanced and inclusive healthcare system.
  • Open Dialogue: The model fosters open dialogue and active participation by voting, aiming to reach common ground to create recommendations, policies and practices that benefit the entire medical community and the population at large.
  • Application in Healthcare: It can be particularly beneficial in situations where there is a lack of strong evidence in the literature, for example, in some aspects of Minimally Invasive Organ Transplantation (MIOT). In such instances, patient safety, standardization of treatments and transparent reporting the Danish Model of Consensus is very beneficial. 
  • Consensus-Building Approach: By encouraging collaboration and dialogue among stakeholders, the model helps to draw upon collective knowledge and experiences, compensating for the absence of robust evidence.
  • Conference Implementation: During the Consensus Conference, working groups of experts prepare statements on specific questions, followed by debates with the experts and audience voting. An independent jury of non-experts reviews these statements and makes final recommendations.
Danish Model of Consensus

The Danish Model of Consensus is integral to the process of the upcoming Minimally Invasive Organ Transplant Consensus Conference (MIOT.CC), which will be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from December 12 to 14, 2024.