Group decision making with the analytic hierarchy process in benefit-risk assessment: A tutorial

J. Marjan Hummel, John F.P. Bridges, Maarten J. IJzerman

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Abstract

The analytic hierarchy process (AHP) has been increasingly applied as a technique for multi-criteria decision analysis in healthcare. The AHP can aid decision makers in selecting the most valuable technology for patients, while taking into account multiple, and even conflicting, decision criteria. This tutorial illustrates the procedural steps of the AHP in supporting group decision making about new healthcare technology, including (1) identifying the decision goal, decision criteria, and alternative healthcare technologies to compare, (2) structuring the decision criteria, (3) judging the value of the alternative technologies on each decision criterion, (4) judging the importance of the decision criteria, (5) calculating group judgments, (6) analyzing the inconsistency in judgments, (7) calculating the overall value of the technologies, and (8) conducting sensitivity analyses. The AHP is illustrated via a hypothetical example, adapted from an empirical AHP analysis on the benefits and risks of tissue regeneration to repair small cartilage lesions in the knee.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-140
Number of pages12
JournalPatient
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing (miscellaneous)

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