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Resource allocation and priority setting in health care: a multi-criteria decision analysis problem of value?

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posted on 05.01.2018, 09:11 by Aris Angelis, Panos Kanavos, Gilberto MontibellerGilberto Montibeller
A methodological approach is needed for allocating health care resources in an efficient and fair way that gives legitimacy to decisions. Currently, most priority setting approaches tend to focus on single or limited benefit dimensions, even though the value of new health care interventions is multi-dimensional. Explicit elicitation of social value trade-offs is usually not possible and decision-makers often adopt intuitive or heuristic modes for simplification purposes as part of an ad hoc decision-making process which might diminish the reasonableness and credibility of the decisions. In this paper, we suggest that multi-criteria decision analysis could provide a more comprehensive and transparent approach in health care to systematically capture decision-makers’ concerns, compare value trade-offs and elicit their value preferences. We conclude that such methods could inform the development of a decision support system in health care, contributing towards more efficient, rational and legitimate resource allocation decisions.

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  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

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Global Policy

Volume

8

Pages

76 - 83

Citation

ANGELIS, A., KANAVOS, P. and MONTIBELLER, G., 2016. Resource allocation and priority setting in health care: a multi-criteria decision analysis problem of value?. Global Policy, 8 (S2), pp. 76-83.

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Wiley © University of Durham and John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2016-12-12

Notes

This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: ANGELIS, A., KANAVOS, P. and MONTIBELLER, G., 2016. Resource allocation and priority setting in health care: a multi-criteria decision analysis problem of value?. Global Policy, 8 (S2), pp. 76-83., which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/1758-5899.12387. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.

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1758-5880

eISSN

1758-5899

Language

en

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