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 (MCDM, also known as Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, MCDA) – e.g. as surveyed in this recent article:

P Hansen & N Devlin (2019), “Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) in health care decision making”, In: Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Economics and Finance, Oxford University Press.

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.

During the Covid-19 crisis ...

1000minds is being used to create tools for prioritizing Covid-19 patients for intensive care (e.g. ventilators) News ».

We have examples for prioritizing Covid-19 patients that you can adapt for your own needs. Or create your own tools from scratch. We’re available to help too (more »)

Patient prioritization

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

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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 »

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Disease classification and diagnosis

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

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Disease R&D prioritization

  • Prioritizing infectious diseases for Research & Development (more »)

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Clinical guidelines

  • Identification and prioritization of treatment guidelines (more »)

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Health-related quality of life

  • 1000minds supports the EuroQol Group’s EQ-5D-5L and EQ-5D-3L (more »)

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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

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News about health applications

Our health clients include

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

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