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Title: Prioritizing health care interventions: a multicriteria resource allocation model to inform the choice of community care programmes
Author: Oliveira, Mónica D.
Rodrigues, Teresa C.
Costa, Carlos A. Bana e
Sá, Armando Brito de
Keywords: Primary care
Resource allocation
Multicriteria analysis
Portfolio decision analysis
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Tànfani E., Testi A. (Eds.): Advanced Decision Making Methods Applied to Health Care. International Series in Operation Research Managment Science, 173, Cap. 9
Series/Report no.: International Series in Operations Research & Management Sciences;173
Abstract: Many countries, including Portugal, are currently dealing with budget cuts and a shortage of resources in the health sector, while the demand for health care services is increasing. The Group of Health Centres (GHC) of the Northen Lisbon faces the challenge of priortizing community care programmes in order to decide wich programmes to fund. We describe the development with the GHC of a Multi-criteria model to allocate human resources in community care programmes (MARCCO). Building MARCCO was a socio-technical process using multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) in a decision conferencing environment. The GHC used the results obtained by MARCCO to select programmes and to redesign its information system. MARCCO contributes to the literature by showing how a constructive approach using MCDA methods and decision conferencing is an alternative to conventional approaches used in the prioritization of interventions in the health care sector.
Description: © Springer-Verlag Italia 2012
Peer review: yes
ISBN: 978-88-470-2320-8
ISSN: 0884-8289
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