Comment on: “Does MCDA Trump CEA?”
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We read the article by Campillo-Artero et al.  with great interest. The article focuses on the use of multiple criteria decision analysis (MCDA) in the context of health technology assessment (HTA), outlining a number of issues perceived as limitations in relation to its use. Overall, we agree with the authors that a number of challenges remain, both methodological and policy-related, that need to be addressed for MCDA to be effectively applied in HTA and policy-making. These include ensuring that the value models are in alignment with decision science theory and that both methods and results are fit-for-purpose for HTA to serve the needs of decision-makers.
In their article, the authors offer constructive critique to the Advance Value Framework (AVF) we have developed based on MCDA principles and its encompassing generic value tree, the Advance Value Tree (AVT), which provides the hierarchical structure of evaluation criteria . While we are delighted that our work...
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The authors declare that no funding was received in connection with this letter. Aris Angelis and Panos Kanavos declare no conflicts of interest.
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