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Performance of Fuzzy Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis of Emergency System in COVID-19 Pandemic. An Extensive Narrative Review

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Faculty of Sports Sciences, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Tajo Street, s/n, 28670 Madrid, Spain
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Grupo de Investigación en Cultura, Educación y Sociedad, Universidad de la Costa, Barranquilla 080002, Colombia
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Studies Centre in Applied Combat (CESCA), 45007 Toledo, Spain
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Grupo de investigacion en Microbiologia y Biotecnologia (IMB), Universidad Libre, Barranquilla 08002, Colombia
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Department of Health Sciences, Public University of Navarre, 31006 Pamplona, Spain
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Laboratory of Evaluation of Human Biological Performance, School of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 57001 Thessaloniki, Greece
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Education Department, Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, 28240 Madrid, Spain
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Vicerrectoría De Investigación e Innovación, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Barranquilla 080005, Colombia
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Academic Editors: Juan José Alfaro-Saíz and Miguel Ángel Ortiz-Barrios
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(10), 5208; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18105208
Received: 21 April 2021 / Revised: 10 May 2021 / Accepted: 12 May 2021 / Published: 14 May 2021
The actual coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has led to the limit of emergency systems worldwide, leading to the collapse of health systems, police, first responders, as well as other areas. Various ways of dealing with this world crisis have been proposed from many aspects, with fuzzy multi-criteria decision analysis being a method that can be applied to a wide range of emergency systems and professional groups, aiming to confront several associated issues and challenges. The purpose of this critical review was to discuss the basic principles, present current applications during the first pandemic wave, and propose future implications of this methodology. For this purpose, both primary sources, such as scientific articles, and secondary ones, such as bibliographic indexes, web pages, and databases, were used. The main search engines were PubMed, SciELO, and Google Scholar. The method was a systematic literature review of the available literature regarding the performance of the fuzzy multi-criteria decision analysis of emergency systems in the COVID-19 pandemic. The results of this study highlight the importance of the fuzzy multi-criteria decision analysis method as a beneficial tool for healthcare workers and first responders’ emergency professionals to face this pandemic as well as to manage the created uncertainty and its related risks. View Full-Text
Keywords: fuzzy decision analysis; decision making; uncertainty; multi-criteria; emergency; COVID-19 fuzzy decision analysis; decision making; uncertainty; multi-criteria; emergency; COVID-19
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Clemente-Suárez, V.J.; Navarro-Jiménez, E.; Ruisoto, P.; Dalamitros, A.A.; Beltran-Velasco, A.I.; Hormeño-Holgado, A.; Laborde-Cárdenas, C.C.; Tornero-Aguilera, J.F. Performance of Fuzzy Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis of Emergency System in COVID-19 Pandemic. An Extensive Narrative Review. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 5208. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18105208

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Clemente-Suárez VJ, Navarro-Jiménez E, Ruisoto P, Dalamitros AA, Beltran-Velasco AI, Hormeño-Holgado A, Laborde-Cárdenas CC, Tornero-Aguilera JF. Performance of Fuzzy Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis of Emergency System in COVID-19 Pandemic. An Extensive Narrative Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(10):5208. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18105208

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Clemente-Suárez, Vicente J., Eduardo Navarro-Jiménez, Pablo Ruisoto, Athanasios A. Dalamitros, Ana I. Beltran-Velasco, Alberto Hormeño-Holgado, Carmen C. Laborde-Cárdenas, and Jose F. Tornero-Aguilera 2021. "Performance of Fuzzy Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis of Emergency System in COVID-19 Pandemic. An Extensive Narrative Review" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 10: 5208. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18105208

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