Combining multi-criteria decision analysis and mini-health technology assessment

Innovative device assessment process

Development of the tool – known as IDA, short for ‘innovative device assessment’ – involved selecting relevant criteria for assessing new medical devices for individual patient use and then using 1000Minds to quantify the relative importance of the criteria. As a test of its usefulness, the IDA tool was applied under real-world conditions in a university hospital by assessing two new medical devices relative to one currently available.

N Martelli, P Hansen, H van den Brink et al (2016), “Combining multi-criteria decision analysis and mini-health technology assessment: A funding decision-support tool for medical devices in a university hospital setting”, Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 59, 201-08