What is Wisedon used for?

Wisedon is an application designed to support the construction of multicriteria decision support models, i.e. mathematical models that ease complex decision-making tasks. Examples of this are Health Technology assessment and the Elicitation of patient preferences. If you have doubts about the application of the Wisedon to your project fell free to contact us.

What makes Wisedon different from any other multicriteria decision support platform?

Integrating the Advanced value framework and the MACBETH methodology, Wisedon is a user friendly platform that:

  • Enables the collaboration of all stakeholders like patients, physicians and epidemiologists, in the decision making process;
  • Provides solid grounds for robust, consistent and transparent decision making processes for health related evaluations;
  • Provides an interactive approach that requires only qualitative judgements from decision makers or a decision-advising group in order to quantify attractiveness of options.
What is the MACBETH methodology?

MACBETH (Measuring Attractiveness by a Categorical Based Evaluation Technique) is a world renowned multicriteria methodology. MACBETH requires only qualitative judgements to help a decision maker or a decision-advising group to quantify the relative attractiveness of options. It employs an initial, interactive, questioning procedure that compares two elements at a time, requesting only a qualitative preference judgement.

For more details see:
Bana e Costa, C.A., J.-M. De Corte, and J.-C. Vansnick, MACBETH. Int J Inf Tech Decis, 2012. 11(02): p. 359-387.


What is the Advance Value Framework?

The Advance Value Framework is an innovative new framework for evaluating the benefits of new medicines and has been developed by a team of researchers led by health economics and policy experts from the Department of Health Policy at LSE.

Based on Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis, the Advance Value Framework offers a holistic approach to value assessment of medicines and medical technologies and a decision support tool to decision-makers.

For more details see:
Angelis, A. and P. Kanavos, Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) for evaluating new medicines in Health Technology Assessment and beyond: The Advance Value Framework. Soc Sci Med, 2017. 188: p. 137-156.

Why is Wisedon refusing some of my judgements when filling in the judgment matrix?

When you give a new judgement, Wisedon automatically verifies its compatibility with the judgements previously inserted in the judgment matrix. If an incompatibility arises, Wisedon gives a warning saying that you gave an inconsistent judgement and that you need to choose a different one or change any of the other judgements.

For more details see:
Bana e Costa, C.A., J.-M. De Corte, and J.-C. Vansnick, MACBETH. Int J Inf Tech Decis, 2012. 11(02): p. 359-387.
Bana e Costa, C.A., J.-M. De Corte, and J.-C. Vansnick, On the mathematical foundations of MACBETH, in Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis: State of the art surveys, S. Greco, M. Ehrgott, and R.J. Figueira, Editors. 2016, Springer New York: New York, NY. p. 421-463.

What is a value scale?

A value scale converts performance into scores i.e. allows an automatic scoring of options based upon their quantitative performance in a criterion.

WISEDON is a user-friendly application designed to ease complex decision making tasks like the evaluation of Health Technology assessment or the Elicitation of patient preferences.
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