Published Jan 2016
Marsh K, IJzerman M, Thokala P, et al. Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis for Health Care Decision Making—Emerging Good Practices: Report 2 of the ISPOR MCDA Emerging Good Practices Task Force. Value Health 2016;19:125-137.
Health care decisions are complex and involve confronting trade-offs
between multiple, often conflicting objectives. Using structured,
explicit approaches to decisions involving multiple criteria can improve
the quality of decision making. A set of techniques, known under the
collective heading, multiple criteria decision analysis (MCDA), are
useful for this purpose. In 2014, ISPOR established an Emerging Good
Practices Task Force. The task force’s first report defined MCDA,
provided examples of its use in health care, described the key steps,
and provided an overview of the principal methods of MCDA. This
second task force report provides emerging good-practice guidance on
the implementation of MCDA to support health care decisions. The
report includes: a checklist to support the design, implementation and
review of an MCDA; guidance to support the implementation of the
checklist; the order in which the steps should be implemented;
illustrates how to incorporate budget constraints into an MCDA;
provides an overview of the skills and resources, including available
software, required to implement MCDA; and future research directions.
Keywords: decision making, healthcare, MCDA, multiple criteria decision analysis.
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