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Multi-criteria decision analysis to prioritize health interventions: Capitalizing on first experiences

Baltussen, R., Youngkong, S., Paolucci, F. and Niessen, L.W. (2010) Multi-criteria decision analysis to prioritize health interventions: Capitalizing on first experiences. Health Policy, 96 (3). pp. 262-264.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2010.01.009
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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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier Ireland Ltd
Copyright: © 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/37194
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