An Integrated MCDM for a Medical Company Selection in Health Sector

Seyma Emec, Betul Turanoglu, Sinan Oztas, Gokay Akkaya


The correct choice of the devices used in the health sector is great importance for reduction of the workforce, improving quality and saving time. Therefore, selection of medical company that devices will be provided is an important decision problem. In this study, AHP and fuzzy VIKOR methods were utilized for selection of DNA-RNA-protein isolation device which will be used in a laboratory that conducts scientific research in the Atatürk University Faculty of Medicine. As a result of surveys conducted by responsible experts for the medical selection, 7 criteria were determined and pairwise comparison matrix has been established. Then, weights of criteria determined by AHP and 4 different alternatives were listed by fuzzy VIKOR. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, there is no study on the selection of suppliers in the field of health in the literature. It is aimed to contribute to the literature in this respect.

Keywords: Medical Company Selection, AHP, Fuzzy VIKOR

DOI: 10.7176/JSTR/5-4-09

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ISSN (online) 2422-8702