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A market scenario analysis of the benefits and risks of an innovative procedure for mitral valve reconstruction

Vlieger, F.R.E. de (2015) A market scenario analysis of the benefits and risks of an innovative procedure for mitral valve reconstruction.

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Abstract:In this thesis the role of a new innovative procedure, which replaces the chordae tendineae percutaneously, is discussed. This role is evaluated by identifying and classifying the benefits and risks of three different treatment options: conventional surgery, minimally invasive treatments, and the new innovative procedure. The identification of the benefits and risks was done through an extensive literature research. Classification was done through expert sollicitation and a multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA), combined with scenarios. The MCDA process was performed via a simplified version of Direct Rating, with some elements of the ELECTRE method. Following these steps, it can be concluded that the benefits of the new procedure are considered least important out of the three treatment options. This could mean that the respondents do not consider these benefits to be distinctive or innovative enough. However, the risks are considered least important as well. This would mean that these risks are not considered to be important enough to put a halt on further development and implementation. With further testing and a demonstration of positive long-term results, the innovative procedure could be adopted into clinical practice succesfully.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:44 medicine
Programme:Health Sciences MSc (66851)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/67799
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