1000Minds supports prioritising alternatives and people in a consistent way that’s easily communicated.

Prioritisation involves confronting difficult choices, often with serious implications for the people affected, such as:

  • Prioritising patients for access to ‘elective’ (non-urgent) health care
    Peer-reviewed articles, Case study, News
  • ‘Health technology prioritisation’ – deciding which pharmaceuticals, medical devices, equipment, procedures to fund
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  • Prioritising social assistance (e.g. housing, health care, income support) for people in need
  • Ranking research grant applications
  • Selecting students for scholarships or restricted courses (e.g. medical school)
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Criteria and weights

Prioritisation decision-making involves agreeing on the relevant criteria for the decision at hand and weighting them relative to each other.

For one-off or repeated decisions, 1000Minds ensures the right alternatives are chosen in the right order. Where appropriate, alternatives’ value for money can also be taken into account.

Multiple stakeholders and many applications

Customisable processes for group decision-making are also available, involving as many participants as you like – 10s, 100s or 1000s of people, depending on what you want to do.

1000Minds is useful in most sectors, including health, government, business, nonprofit and academic.

See also

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