Multicriteria Decision Making for Healthcare Facilities Location with Visualization Based on FITradeoff Method

  • Marta Dell’OvoEmail author
  • Eduarda Asfora Frej
  • Alessandra Oppio
  • Stefano Capolongo
  • Danielle Costa Morais
  • Adiel Teixeira de Almeida
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 282)


This paper proposes an application of the Flexible Interactive Tradeoff (FITradeoff) method for siting healthcare facilities. The selection of the location of complex facilities, as hospitals, can be considered as a multidimensional decision problem for the several issues to be taken into account and, moreover, for the variety of stakeholders that should be involved. The case study under investigation is the location of “La Città della Salute”, a new large healthcare facility in Lombardy Region (Italy). Starting from a cross disciplinary literature review, a multidimensional evaluation framework has been defined and applied to the case study by considering the point of view of one Decision Maker (DM). The application shows that a smaller effort is required from the DM using the FITradeoff method.


Healthcare facility location MCDM FITradeoff Decision-making Visualization 



This study was partially sponsored by the Brazilian Research Council (CNPq) for which the authors are most grateful.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marta Dell’Ovo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Eduarda Asfora Frej
    • 2
  • Alessandra Oppio
    • 3
  • Stefano Capolongo
    • 1
  • Danielle Costa Morais
    • 2
  • Adiel Teixeira de Almeida
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction EngineeringPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  2. 2.Center for Decision Systems and Information Development – CDSIDFederal University of Pernambuco – UFPERecifeBrazil
  3. 3.Department of Architecture and Urban StudiesPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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