FITradeoff Method for the Location of Healthcare Facilities Based on Multiple Stakeholders’ Preferences

  • Marta Dell’Ovo
  • Eduarda Asfora FrejEmail author
  • Alessandra Oppio
  • Stefano Capolongo
  • Danielle Costa Morais
  • Adiel Teixeira de Almeida
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 315)


Multiple stakeholders’ preferences are considered for solving a healthcare facility location problem in the city of Milan, Italy. The preference modeling is based on the Flexible and Interactive Tradeoff (FITradeoff), a Multicriteria Decision Making (MCDM) method used to elicit criteria scaling constants in additive models. FITradeoff is an easy tool for decision makers, because it requires them to exert less effort than other traditional elicitation methods, as the tradeoff procedure. Therefore, it is expected that fewer inconsistencies will appear during the elicitation process. Sixteen criteria were used to evaluate in which of six potential areas a new hospital could be sited. An analyst with a strong background in MCDM interviewed four actors, and elicited their preferences with the help of the FITradeoff Decision Support System (FITradeoff DSS).


Healthcare facilities location Multicriteria decision-making Additive model FITradeoff 



This study was partially sponsored by the Brazilian Research Council (CNPq) for which the authors are most grateful.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marta Dell’Ovo
    • 1
  • Eduarda Asfora Frej
    • 2
    Email author
  • Alessandra Oppio
    • 3
  • Stefano Capolongo
    • 1
  • Danielle Costa Morais
    • 2
  • Adiel Teixeira de Almeida
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering (ABC)Politecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  2. 2.CDSID - Center for Decision Systems and Information DevelopmentUniversidade Federal de Pernambuco – UFPERecifeBrazil
  3. 3.Department of Architecture and Urban Studies (DAStU)Politecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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