Comparison of weighting methods used in multicriteria decision analysis frameworks in healthcare with focus on low- and middle-income countries

Németh, Bertalan and Molnár, Anett and Bozóki, Sándor and Wijaya, Kalman and Inotai, András and Kaló, Zoltán (2019) Comparison of weighting methods used in multicriteria decision analysis frameworks in healthcare with focus on low- and middle-income countries. JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS RESEARCH, 8 (4). pp. 195-204. ISSN 2042-6305 10.2217/cer-2018-0102

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Abstract

Criteria weighting is a key element of multicriteria decision analysis that is becoming extensively used in healthcare decision-making. In our narrative review we describe the advantages and disadvantages of various weighting methods.An assessment of the eight identified primary criteria weighting methods was compiled on domains including their resource requirements, and potential for bias.In general, we found more complex methods to have less potential for bias; however, resource intensity and general participant burden is greater for these methods.The selection of the most appropriate method depends on the decision-making context. The simple multiattribute rating technique (SMART) method combined with swing-weighting technique and the analytic hierarchy process methods may be the most feasible approaches for low- and middle-income countries.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: low- and middle-income countries; MCDA; criteria weighting methods;
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics and Computer Science > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science / számítástechnika, számítógéptudomány
Divisions: Research Laboratory on Engineering & Management Intelligence > Research Group of Operations Research and Decision Systems
SWORD Depositor: MTMT Injector
Depositing User: MTMT Injector
Date Deposited: 11 May 2019 16:27
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2019 13:26
URI: http://eprints.sztaki.hu/id/eprint/9671

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