Make decisions and allocate resources based on decision-makers’ informed judgements.

All health systems have to decide how best to use their resources, which usually requires confronting trade-offs between multiple criteria from multiple stakeholder perspectives.

Such decision-making is increasingly supported by techniques from Multi-Criteria Decision-Making.

1000Minds solutions, including group decision-making with many participants as you like – 10s, 100s or 1000s, depending on your application – are widely used in the following important areas.

Patient prioritization

  • Prioritization of patients for access to elective (non-urgent) health care (more »)

Processes for creating prioritization tools »

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Health technology prioritization

  • Prioritization of spending on pharmaceuticals, medical devices, equipment, procedures, etc (more »)

Prioritization framework based on value for money »

Peer-reviewed publications »

Disease classification and diagnosis

  • Identification of criteria for classifying and diagnosing diseases (more »)

Peer-reviewed publications »

Clinical guidelines

  • Identification and prioritization of treatment guidelines (more »)

Peer-reviewed publications »

Other health applications

  • Planning for and responding to disasters and pandemics (e.g. allocating Tamiflu)
  • Assessing students for admission to medical school
  • Ranking health professionals for jobs (e.g. junior doctors for hospitals)
  • Allocating hospital budgets and prioritizing business projects
  • Ranking new medical innovations
  • Allocating research funding, etc
  • Representing health-related quality of life (e.g. EQ-5D)

See also

News about health applications

Our health clients include

Counties Manukau District Health Board
American College of Rheumatology
European League Against Rheumatism
Northern Cochlear Implant Trust
Alberta Health Services
Well Dunedin Health Trust
National Health Board
UK Department of Health
Pharmac
Ministry of Health

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