Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis to Support Healthcare Decisions

  • Kevin Marsh
  • Mireille Goetghebeur
  • Praveen Thokala
  • Rob Baltussen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Kevin Marsh, Mireille Goetghebeur, Praveen Thokala, Rob Baltussen
    Pages 1-6
  3. Foundations of MCDA in Healthcare

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Dean A. Regier, Stuart Peacock
      Pages 9-28
    3. Kevin Marsh, Praveen Thokala, Axel Mühlbacher, Tereza Lanitis
      Pages 47-66
    4. Catharina G. M. Groothuis-Oudshoorn, Henk Broekhuizen, Janine van Til
      Pages 67-85
  4. Applications and Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Filip Mussen
      Pages 105-118
    3. Hector Castro, Michele Tringali, Irina Cleemput, Stephan Devriese, Olivia Leoni, Emanuele Lettieri
      Pages 119-146
    4. Noor Tromp, Evelinn Mikkelsen, Roderik Viergever, Rob Baltussen
      Pages 147-173
    5. Brian Reddy, Praveen Thokala, Alejandra Duenas
      Pages 175-198
    6. James G. Dolan, Liana Fraenkel
      Pages 199-215
    7. Roderik F. Viergever, Dimitrios Gouglas, Noor Tromp
      Pages 217-237
    8. Cheri Deal, Michele Tony, Hanane Khoury, Gihad Nesrallah, Ahmed A. Al-Jaishi, Mireille Goetghebeur
      Pages 239-273
  5. Future Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Vakaramoko Diaby, Luis Dias
      Pages 299-310
    3. Lawrence D. Phillips
      Pages 311-329

About this book


Representing the first collection on the topic, this book builds from foundations to case studies, to future prospects, providing the reader with a rich and comprehensive understanding of the use of multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) in healthcare. The first section of the collection presents the foundations of MCDA as it is applied to healthcare decisions, providing guidance on the ethical and theoretical underpinnings of MCDA and how to select MCDA methods appropriate to different decision settings. Section two comprises a collection of case studies spanning the decision continuum, including portfolio development, benefit–risk assessment, health technology assessment, priority setting, resource optimisation, clinical practice and shared decision making. Section three explores future directions in the application of MCDA to healthcare and identifies opportunities for further research to support these.


Benefit Risk Assessment Coverage Decisions Ethics Health Technology Assessment Outranking Portfolio Optimization Preferences Prioritisation Priority Setting Programme Budgeting and Marginal Analysis Resource Allocation Shared Decision Making Structured Decision Making Uncertainty Utility Theory Value for Money Value Measurement Weighting Methods

Editors and affiliations

  • Kevin Marsh
    • 1
  • Mireille Goetghebeur
    • 2
  • Praveen Thokala
    • 3
  • Rob Baltussen
    • 4
  1. 1.EvideraLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.School of Public HealthUniversity of Montreal and LASER AnalyticaMontréalCanada
  3. 3.University of SheffieldSheffieldUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.Radboud University Medical CenterNijmegenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-47538-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-47540-0
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