Multi-criteria decision analysis to prioritize health interventions

Capitalizing on first experiences

Rob Baltussen, Sitapon Youngkong, Francesco Paolucci, Louis Niessen

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Abstract

This paper capitalizes on a first set of experiences on the application of multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) in seven low- and middle-income settings. It thereby reacts to a recent paper by Peacock et al., highlighting the potential of MCDA to guide policy makers in highly specific decision-making contexts. We argue that MCDA also has a broader application in setting priorities in health, i.e. to indicate general perceptions on priorities without defining the allocation of resources in a precise fashion. This use of MCDA can have far-reaching and constructive influences on policy formulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)262-264
Number of pages3
JournalHealth Policy
Volume96
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2010

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Keywords

  • Multi-criteria decision analysis
  • Priority setting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Medicine(all)

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Multi-criteria decision analysis to prioritize health interventions : Capitalizing on first experiences. / Baltussen, Rob; Youngkong, Sitapon; Paolucci, Francesco; Niessen, Louis.

In: Health Policy, Vol. 96, No. 3, 08.2010, p. 262-264.

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Baltussen, Rob ; Youngkong, Sitapon ; Paolucci, Francesco ; Niessen, Louis. / Multi-criteria decision analysis to prioritize health interventions : Capitalizing on first experiences. In: Health Policy. 2010 ; Vol. 96, No. 3. pp. 262-264.
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