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Table 3 List of all included studies

From: Applying the Analytic Hierarchy Process in healthcare research: A systematic literature review and evaluation of reporting

Author Year Title Journal Volume Issue Page
Ajami S, Ketabi S 2012 Performance evaluation of medical records departments by analytical hierarchy process (AHP) approach in the selected hospitals in Isfahan Journal of Medical Systems 36 3 1165–1171
Angelucci E et al. 2008 Italian Society of Hematology practice guidelines for the management of iron overload in thalassemia major and related disorders Hematology journal 93 5 741–752
Bahadori M et al. 2014 Assessing the service quality of Iran military hospitals: Joint Commission International standards and Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) technique Journal of education and health promotion 3   98
Balestra G et al. 2007 AHP for the acquisition of biomedical instrumentation Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society-Conference proceedings: 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE    3581–3584
Barosi G et al. 2007 A unified definition of clinical resistance-intolerance to hydroxyurea in essential thrombocythemia: results of a consensus process by an intl. working group Leukemia 21 2 277–280
Basoglu N, Daim TU, Topacan U 2012 Determining patient preferences for remote monitoring Journal of Medical Systems 36 3 1389–1401
Baykasoğlu A, Dereli T, Yılankırkan N 2009 Application of cost-benefit analysis for surgical gown and drape selection: a case study American Journal of Infection Control 37 3 215–226
Bi Y, Lai D, Yan H 2010 Synthetic evaluation of the effect of health promotion: impact of a UNICEF project in 40 poor western counties of China Public Health 124 7 376–391
Brent A C et al. 2007 Application of the analytical hierarchy process to establish health care waste management systems that minimise infection risks in developing countries European Journal of Operational Research 181   403–424
Cabrera-Barona P et al. 2015 A multi-criteria spatial deprivation index to support health inequality analyses International journal of health geographics 14   11
Cancela J et al. 2015 Using the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) to understand the most important factors to design and evaluate a telehealth system for Parkinson’s disease BMC medical informatics and decision making 15 Suppl 3 S7
Carter KJ et al. 1999 Analysis of three decision-making methods: a breast cancer patient as a model Medical Decision Making 19 1 49–57
Castro F et al. 1996 Sequential test selection in the analysis of abdominal pain Medical Decision Making 16 2 178–183
Chang PY et al. 2006 Factors influencing medical students’ choice of specialty Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi 105 6 489–496
Cheever MA et al. 2009 The prioritization of cancer antigens: a national cancer institute pilot project for the acceleration of translational research Clinical Cancer Research 15 17 5323–5337
Chen L et al. 2014 Development of a decision support engine to assist patients with hospital selection Journal of medical systems 38 6 59
Cho KT, Kim SM 2003 Selecting medical devices and materials for development in Korea: the analytic hierarchy process approach International Journal of Health Planning and Management 18 2 161–174
Chung KP et al. 2013 Application of the analytic hierarchy process in the performance measurement of colorectal cancer care for the design of a pay-for-performance program in Taiwan International Journal for Quality in Health Care 25 1 81–91
Cook DR, Staschak S, Green WT 1990 Equitable allocation of livers for orthotopic transplantation: an application of the Analytic Hierarchy Process European Journal of Operational Research 48 1 49–56
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da Rocha LS, Sloane EB, Bassani JWM 2005 Optimal Medical Equipment Maintenance Service Proposal Decision Support System combining Activity Based Costing (ABC) and the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) Conference proceedings: 27th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 7 7 103–106
Danner M et al. 2011 Integrating patients’ views into health technology assessment: AHP as a method to elict patient preferences International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care 27 4 369–375
Dey P K, Hariharan S, Clegg B 2006 Measuring the operational performance of intensive care units using the analytic hierarchy process approach International Journal of Operations&Production Management 26 8 849–865
Diaz-Ledezma C et al. 2014 Diagnosis of Periprosthetic Joint Infection in Medicare Patients: Multicriteria Decision Analysis Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research URL: Accessed: 15 Feb 2014
Diaz-Ledezma C et al. 2014 Diagnosis of Periprosthetic Joint Infection in Medicare Patients: Multicriteria Decision Analysis Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 472 11 3275–3284
Diaz-Ledezma C, Parvizi J 2013 Surgical approaches for cam femoroacetabular impingement: the use of multicriteria decision analysis Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 471 8 2509–2516
Dolan JG 2000 Involving patients in decisions regarding preventive health interventions using the analytic hierarchy process Health Expectations 3 1 37–45
Dolan JG 1995 Are patients capable of using the analytic hierarchy process and willing to use it to help make clinical decisions Medical Decision Making 15 1 76–80
Dolan JG 1990 Can decision analysis adequately represent clinical problems? Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 43 3 277–284
Dolan JG 1989 Medical decision making using the analytic hierarchy process: choice of initial antimicrobial therapy for acute pyelonephritis Medical Decision Making 9 1 51–56
Dolan JG et al. 2013 Patients’ Preferences and Priorities Regarding Colorectal Cancer Screening Medical Decision Making 33 1 59–70
Dolan JG, Bordley DR 1994 Isoniazid prophylaxis-The Importance of Individual Values Medical Decision Making 14 1 1–8
Dolan JG, Bordley DR 1993 Involving patients in complex decisions about their care: an approach using the analytic hierarchy process Journal of General Internal Medicine 8 4 204–209
Dolan JG, Bordley DR, Miller H 1993 Diagnostic strategies in the management of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding: patient and physician preferences Journal of General Internal Medicine 8 10 525–529
Dolan JG, Frisina S 2002 Randomized controlled trial of a patient decision aid for colorectal cancer screening Medical Decision Making 22 2 125–139
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Hariharan S et al. 2005 Application of analytic hierarchy process for measuring and comparing the global performance of intensive care units Journal of Critical Care 20 2 117–125
Hariharan S et al. 2004 A new tool for measurement of process-based performance of multispecialty tertiary care hospitals International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance 17 6 302–312
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Hou D et al. 2014 A real-time, dynamic early-warning model based on uncertainty analysis and risk assessment for sudden water pollution accidents Environmental science and pollution research international 21 14 8878–8892
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Hu H et al. 2010 Establishment and evaluation of a model of a community health service in an underdeveloped area of China Public Health 124 4 206–217
Hummel JM et al. 2012 Predicting the Health Economic Performance of new non-fusion Surgery in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Orthopaedic Research Society 30 9 1453–1458
Hummel JM et al. 2005 A multicriteria decision analysis of augmentative treatment of upper limbs in persons with tetraplegia Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development 42 5 635–544
Hummel JM et al. 2000 Medical technology assessment: the use of the analytic hierarchy process as a tool for multidisciplinary evaluation of medical devices International Journal of Artificial Organs 23 11 782–787
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