HEDS is part of the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield. We undertake research, teaching, training and consultancy on all aspects of health related decision science, with a particular emphasis on health economics, HTA and evidence synthesis.

Monday, 13 June 2011

DSU report on Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis

A further indicator of the growing interest in MCDA is a review of methods by the NICE Decision Support Unit in Sheffield (here).  The report gives a technical and practical analysis of the various MCDA methods that are available.  As such, it goes beyond the simple scoring and weighting methods (or value measurement models) that are routinely discussed and highlights the merits of outranking and goal programming approaches, particularly in the light of value based pricing.

This report is made available just two months after a report by the Office of Health Economics on MCDA (here).  These two reports provide different perspectives on MCDA but are generally upbeat about the potential value of this approach.

For further information on the DSU report, contact Praveen Thokala.