A hybrid decision-making model for maintenance prioritization in health care systems

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Abstract

Clinical engineering departments have to establish and continuously regulate a Medical Equipment Management Program (MEMP) to ensure a high reliability and safety of their critical medical devices. Asset criticality assessment is an essential element of reliability centered maintenance and risk-based maintenance, especially when enormous various devices exist and the worst failure consequences are not evident. This paper presents a new risk-based prioritization framework for maintenance decisions. We propose a Multi-Expert Multi-Criteria decision making (MEMC) model to classify medical devices according to their criticality and we describe how obtained scores are used to set up guidelines for appropriate maintenance strategies.

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Mahfoud, H., El Barkany, A., & El Biyaali, A. (2016). A hybrid decision-making model for maintenance prioritization in health care systems. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 13(4), 439–450. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2016.439.450

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