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Application of Multi-Criteria Decision Approach in the Assessment of Medical Waste Management Systems in Nigeria

Mmemek-Abasi Etim, Sunday Academe, PraiseGod Emenike, David Omole
2021 Sustainability  
This study has developed a novel assessment framework for managing medical wastes, which is curated from the technical guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO).  ...  Disposal methods investigated were mostly open burning and incessant dumping for most public health care centers.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors appreciate the Chancellor and Management of Covenant University for supporting the article publication charge and making this medium available for research publications.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su131910914 fatcat:5unktrqijnfuxnd3b5bincgrlq

A review of multi-criteria decision-making applications to solve energy management problems: Two decades from 1995 to 2015

Abbas Mardani, Edmundas Kazimieras Zavadskas, Zainab Khalifah, Norhayati Zakuan, Ahmad Jusoh, Khalil Md Nor, Masoumeh Khoshnoudi
2017 Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews  
Furthermore, papers were categorized based on the authors, publication year, nationality of authors, region, technique and application, number of criteria, research purpose, gap and contribution, solution  ...  The main of objective of this study is to provide a review on the application and use of decision making approaches in regard to energy management problems.  ...  Suggested a novel decision making approach based on ANP for assess and rank the criteria of environmental management system options in for- profit organizations.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rser.2016.12.053 fatcat:pz7bhepftbb6dd4pij3hpwlg6a

Risk factors in the process industry by using MCDM methods: Literature from 2014 to 2019

2019 International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology  
So, the main aim of the review paper is to identify the most influential risks in the process industry by using Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) methods.  ...  To overcome this issue, based on the risk percentage we prioritize the risks.  ...  Evaluating health-care waste treatment technologies using a hybrid multi-criteria decision making model. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 41, 932-942. 24. H. Akdag, T. Kalaycı, S.  ... 
doi:10.35940/ijeat.a1054.1291s419 fatcat:7xum6ztcqrauxc7t7d3otvoeti

Evidences and Criteria Related to the Hospital Service Quality and Safety

E. Batmanduul, A. Oyunzul, G. Enkhbolor, N. Odongua
2014 Value in Health  
Multi-criteria decision approaches may provide a tool to guide explicit allocation decisions.  ...  objeCtives: There are challenges to assess the current situation of health care organizations' waste management by the level and to formulate methods for further improvement.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jval.2014.08.492 pmid:27203009 fatcat:p3xkqf3xozhzvhe7efi2vxpz6q

Assessment of Healthcare Waste Treatment Alternatives Using an Integrated Decision Support Framework

Akshay Hinduja, Manju Pandey
2018 International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems  
Health-care waste management HCW treatment technology selection Intuitionistic fuzzy sets DEMATEL ANP AHP ID:p0065 Healthcare waste (HCW) management has become a major environmental and public-health concern  ...  Selection of the optimal treatment technology for HCW is regarded as an intricate multi-criteria decision-making problem involving conflicting and intertwined qualitative as well as quantitative evaluative  ...  [23] developed an MCDM technique based on multi-level hierarchy structure and fuzzy logic to assess the waste disposal technologies. Liu et al.  ... 
doi:10.2991/ijcis.2018.125905685 fatcat:agb2bzkzjngrrlzce2rrdmdpde

Assessing the Preferences for Criteria in Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis in Treatments for Rare Diseases

Carina Schey, Maarten Jacobus Postma, Paul F. M. Krabbe, Olekdandr Topachevskyi, Andrew Volovyk, Mark Connolly
2020 Frontiers in Public Health  
Increasingly, multi-criteria decision analysis has gained importance as a method by which to assess the value of orphan drugs.  ...  Method: Using key MCDA criteria for orphan drugs reported in the literature, we developed an interactive web-based survey tool to capture preferences for different criteria from a general stakeholder sample  ...  Background: Increasingly, multi-criteria decision analysis has gained importance as a method by which to assess the value of orphan drugs.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpubh.2020.00162 pmid:32457865 pmcid:PMC7225315 fatcat:m3r3vmxqrreypeam4ewd5rkxqe

Assessing value in health care: using an interpretive classification system to understand existing practices based on a systematic review

Brayan V. Seixas, François Dionne, Tania Conte, Craig Mitton
2019 BMC Health Services Research  
Implementing adequate strategies to assess the value of health services plays a central role in the effort to deal with the financial pressures faced by health care systems worldwide.  ...  value estimates; 2) use of disease-specific or generic criteria; 3) reliance on process-based or outcomes-based consideration; and 4) type of input and evidence considered.  ...  To provide transparency and consistency for decision making processes.-To combine multiple criteria in a single judgment of a health care technology by multiple stakeholders. Contextual information  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12913-019-4405-6 pmid:31409369 pmcid:PMC6693163 fatcat:xh3zjpkwj5apte4wgvvsztwlyy

Landfill Site Selection for Medical Waste Using an Integrated SWARA-WASPAS Framework Based on Spherical Fuzzy Set

Saeid Jafarzadeh Ghoushchi, Shabnam Rahnamay Bonab, Ali Memarpour Ghiaci, Gholamreza Haseli, Hana Tomaskova, Mostafa Hajiaghaei-Keshteli
2021 Sustainability  
This study aims to propose a novel approach to selecting the optimal landfill for medical waste using Multi-Criteria Decision-Making (MCDM) methods.  ...  Selecting suitable locations for the disposal of medical waste is a serious matter.  ...  Preliminaries The purpose of this study is to present a novel decision approach based on spherical fuzzy theory to select a suitable landfill for medical waste.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su132413950 fatcat:4lijz4ko5zgd3lrfwgxt3dt5l4

Prioritization of public services for digitalization using fuzzy Z-AHP and fuzzy Z-WASPAS

Duygu Sergi, Irem Ucal Sari
2021 Complex & Intelligent Systems  
After obtaining criteria weights using fuzzy Z-AHP, health care services, waste disposal department, public transportation, information services, social care services, and citizen complaints resolution  ...  Results show that health care services have dominant importance for the digitalization among public services.  ...  AHP is one of the most used multi-criteria decision-making methods to weight the effects of the criteria and sub-criteria for a determined goal.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s40747-020-00239-z fatcat:cjwuodnghza7pjx2nvm4utg6uy

Reverse logistics research of municipal hazardous waste: a literature review

Chunlin Xin, Jie Wang, Ziping Wang, Chia-Huei Wu, Muhammad Nawaz, Sang-Bing Tsai
2021 Environment, Development and Sustainability  
of hazardous waste on public health and environmental sustainability.  ...  There are a great number of studies in the extant literature on RLMHW, with many and diverse research topics; however, a concise and complete overview of the research works already conducted in this particular  ...  and Matrix Approach Chauhan and Singh (2016) Location of healthcare waste disposal facility Hybrid multi-criteria decision-making method approach Wilson et al. (2016) Determine Site for Radioactive Waste  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10668-021-01526-6 pmid:34099959 pmcid:PMC8172365 fatcat:l4whrozhkjgabh4r3xy4qkvwuq

Developing sanitation planning options: A tool for systematic consideration of novel technologies and systems

Dorothee Spuhler, Verena Germann, Kinfe Kassa, Atekelt Abebe Ketema, Anjali Manandhar Sherpa, Mingma Gyalzen Sherpa, Max Maurer, Christoph Lüthi, Guenter Langergraber
2020 Journal of Environmental Management  
makes international data accessible for more empirical decision making; (iv) it enables decisions based on strategic objectives in line with the sustainable development goals; (v) it allows to prioritise  ...  : a set of technologies to be looked at, decision objectives for sustainable sanitation, screening criteria to evalute technology appropriateness, and about the technologies and the casea.  ...  Acknowledgements This work is funded by the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development through the Engineering for Development (E4D) programme of the Swiss Federal Institute for Technology (ETH) Zurich.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.111004 pmid:32778289 fatcat:ziupou4tfzduhce3myowhb6am4

A New Decision-Making Model based on Plithogenic Set for Supplier Selection

Mohamed Abdel-Basset, Rehab Mohamed, Florentin Smarandache, Mohamed Elhoseny
2021 Computers Materials & Continua  
The choice of supplier is a multicriteria decision making (MCDM) to obtain the optimal decision based on a group of criteria.  ...  This paper proposes an integrated multi-attribute border approximation area comparison (MABAC) based on the best-worst method (BWM), plithogenic set, and rough numbers.  ...  Also, to select the best treatment technology in health-care waste (HCW) management, a model based on MCDM methods was proposed [12] .  ... 
doi:10.32604/cmc.2021.013092 fatcat:to4oqiadkrfcvbsqd6em65t4pa

Waste treatment: an environmental, economic and social analysis with a new group fuzzy PROMETHEE approach

Francesco Lolli, Alessio Ishizaka, Rita Gamberini, Bianca Rimini, Anna Maria Ferrari, Simona Marinelli, Roberto Savazza
2016 Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy  
Acknowledgement This research has been partly funded by the EU as part of the project LIFE08 ENV/IT/000388 RELS -Innovative chain for energy recovery from waste in natural parks (for more details see  ...  Therefore, a group multi-criteria decision method for MSWM is needed.  ...  Criteria assessment Based on the LCAs, LCCs and SLCAs, twenty-one criteria are selected (see Figure 4 ).  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10098-015-1087-6 fatcat:bquidad7gvehfgcr5ckm3cloom

Interval-Valued Pythagorean Fuzzy Similarity Measure-Based Complex Proportional Assessment Method for Waste-to-Energy Technology Selection

Arunodaya Raj Mishra, Dragan Pamučar, Ibrahim M. Hezam, Ripon K. Chakrabortty, Pratibha Rani, Darko Božanić, Goran Ćirović
2022 Processes  
This study introduces an integrated decision-making methodology to choose the best "waste-to-energy (WTE)" technology for "municipal solid waste (MSW)" treatment under the "interval-valued Pythagorean  ...  Next, a weighting procedure based on the presented similarity measures is proposed to obtain the criteria weight.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors are grateful for the anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments and suggestions. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/pr10051015 fatcat:6hkcsd7djbhetctfnn2d6ktu44

Assessment of the Solid Waste Disposal Method during COVID-19 Period Using the ELECTRE III Method in an Interval-Valued q-Rung Orthopair Fuzzy Approach

Samayan Narayanamoorthy, Arumugam Anuja, J. V. Brainy, Thangaraj Manirathinam, Subramaniam Pragathi, Thirumalai Nallasivan Parthasarathy, Daekook Kang
2022 CMES - Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences  
scenario like the COVID-19 pandemic, the project automatically allows for a larger number of criteria, all of which are dealt with using fuzzy Multi-Criteria Group Decision Making (MCGDM) methods.  ...  The ELECTRE III (ELimination Et Choice Translating REality-III) approach, which is a novel decision-making strategy for determining the best way to dispose and reduce garbage by combining traditional ELECTRE  ...  Multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) is a crucial technique in decision-making assessment. An MCDM problem involves alternatives, criteria, criteria weights, and a decision matrix of alternatives.  ... 
doi:10.32604/cmes.2022.019442 fatcat:ds5zrjsiara5hdygofdeuny7zq
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