Title: Multicriteria Decision Analysis to support decision-making in health care
Overview: Participants will gain insight into how concepts, methods and tools from Multicriteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) can assist the evaluation of health technologies and interventions. In a first part, an introduction to concepts, critical mistakes and good practice in MCDA will be provided, with a focus on the socio-technical design of evaluation models. In a second part, a short overview of the state of the art and challenges in MCDA for health technology assessment literature will be presented. In the last part real cases of MCDA used to evaluate health interventions and to understand patient preferences will be described. Participants will have time to discuss how MCDA can be used in their projects.
Carlos António Bana e Costa: Carlos A. Bana e Costa is a Full Professor of Decision and Information at Instituto Superior Técnico (University of Lisbon) and a Researcher at the Centre for Management Studies of Instituto Superior Técnico (CEG-IST). He is also head of I&D projects at CEG-IST. Professor Bana e Costa's primary interests are in the fields of Management and Decision Sciences, namely Multicriteria Decision Analysis and Decision Conferencing. He has widely published in these areas (http://web.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/carlosbana/) and he co-authored the MACBETH approach for decision-aiding (http://www.m-macbeth.com). He has also been developing consultation in public strategic decision-making processes, policy appraisal and bid and performance evaluation worldwide, following the socio-technical facilitation perspective shared by the members of the International Decision Conferencing Forum. He is also a senior partner of BANA Consulting (http://www.bana-consulting.pt).
Mónica Duarte Oliveira: Mónica Oliveira is an Associate Professor of Decision Sciences at Instituto Superior Técnico (University of Lisbon) and a Researcher at the Centre for Management Studies of Instituto Superior Técnico (CEG-IST). Her research interests include the development of management science models to assist policy and decision makers in health and clinical settings, with a special interest in multi-criteria value modelling using participatory processes. She has enhanced and applied management science techniques in multiple public and private organizations. She has published her research in Operations Research, Management Science, and Health Economics and Management international journals. She has been active in participating in international health projects, has been involved in advisory boards from the Portuguese Ministry of Health, and is an active member of the Portuguese Association of Health Economics and of the EURO Working Group on Operational Research Applied to Health Services. She holds a degree in Economics by the University of Porto and a MSc and PhD in Operational Research by the London School of Economics and Political Science.