ECDC tool for the prioritisation of infectious disease threats

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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. ECDC tool for the prioritisation of infectious disease threats – Handbook and manual. Stockholm: ECDC; 2017.

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This qualitative tool, implemented as an Excel workbook, is based on multi-criteria decision analysis. It ranks infectious disease threats in a transparent, comparable and methodologically reproducible manner. The tool enables the relative ranking of different infectious disease threats. It is intended as a supplement to other methods that also support decision-making in preparedness planning. Please use the handbook and manual with descriptions about the tool for further instructions. The tool and the handbook are best used in conjunction with ECDC’s report on Best practices in ranking emerging infectious disease threats, which illustrates several important considerations for the risk-ranking process.

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This qualitative tool, implemented as an Excel workbook, is based on multi-criteria decision analysis. It ranks infectious disease threats in a transparent, comparable and methodologically reproducible manner. The tool enables the relative ranking of different infectious disease threats.

The tool and the handbook are best used in conjunction with ECDC’s report on Best practices in ranking emerging infectious disease threats, which illustrates several important considerations for the risk-ranking process. 

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Literature review: Best practices in ranking emerging infectious disease threats

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Best practices in ranking communicable disease threats: A literature review, 2015

Apr 2016

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