Multidisciplinary and Evidence-based Method for Prioritizing Diseases of Food-producing Animals and Zoonoses

@inproceedings{Humblet2012MultidisciplinaryAE,
  title={Multidisciplinary and Evidence-based Method for Prioritizing Diseases of Food-producing Animals and Zoonoses},
  author={M F Humblet and S{\'e}bastien Vandeputte and Adelin Albert and Christiane Gosset and Nathalie A Kirschvink and {\'E}ric Haubruge and Fabienne Fecher-Bourgeois and P P Pastoret and Claude Saegerman},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
  year={2012}
}
To prioritize 100 animal diseases and zoonoses in Europe, we used a multicriteria decision-making procedure based on opinions of experts and evidence-based data. Forty international experts performed intracategory and intercategory weighting of 57 prioritization criteria. Two methods (deterministic with mean of each weight and probabilistic with distribution functions of weights by using Monte Carlo simulation) were used to calculate a score for each disease. Consecutive ranking was established… CONTINUE READING

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