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Multi–Criteria–Decision–Analysis (MCDA) for the Horizon Scanning of Health Innovations an Application to COVID 19 Emergency

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National Centre for HTA, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, 00161 Rome, Italy
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School of Medicine, St. Camillus International University of Health and Medical Sciences, 00131 Rome, Italy
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Department of Public Health, Universita’ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, 00168 Rome, Italy
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National Centre for Innovative Technologies, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, 00161 Rome, Italy
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(21), 7823; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17217823
Received: 29 September 2020 / Revised: 19 October 2020 / Accepted: 20 October 2020 / Published: 26 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Health Technology Assessment)
Aim: In this article, we aim to present a tool for the early assessment of medical technologies. This evaluation system was designed and implemented by the National Centre for HTA and the National Centre for Innovative Technologies of the Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Italy, in order to respond to an institutional commitment within the “Health Technologies Assessment Team” that was established to face the huge demand for the evaluation of Health Technologies during the pandemic event caused by COVID-19, with a smart and easy-to-use framework. Methods: Horizon scanning was conducted through a brief assessment carried out according to the multicriteria decision analysis methodology. Each HTA domain was attributed a score according to a pros/cons and opportunities/threats system, derived from evidence in the literature. Scores were weighted according to different perspectives. Scores were presented in a Cartesian graph showing the positioning according to the potential value and the perceived risk associated with the technology. Results: Two case studies regarding the early assessment were reported, concerning two specific technologies: an individual protection device and a contact tracking system. View Full-Text
Keywords: horizon scanning; priority setting; Health Technology Assessment; multi-criteria decision analysis horizon scanning; priority setting; Health Technology Assessment; multi-criteria decision analysis
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Ruggeri, M.; Cadeddu, C.; Roazzi, P.; Mandolini, D.; Grigioni, M.; Marchetti, M. Multi–Criteria–Decision–Analysis (MCDA) for the Horizon Scanning of Health Innovations an Application to COVID 19 Emergency. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 7823. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17217823

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Ruggeri M, Cadeddu C, Roazzi P, Mandolini D, Grigioni M, Marchetti M. Multi–Criteria–Decision–Analysis (MCDA) for the Horizon Scanning of Health Innovations an Application to COVID 19 Emergency. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(21):7823. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17217823

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Ruggeri, Matteo; Cadeddu, Chiara; Roazzi, Paolo; Mandolini, Donatella; Grigioni, Mauro; Marchetti, Marco. 2020. "Multi–Criteria–Decision–Analysis (MCDA) for the Horizon Scanning of Health Innovations an Application to COVID 19 Emergency" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 17, no. 21: 7823. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17217823

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