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Balancing Equity and Efficiency in Health Priorities in Ghana: The Use of Multicriteria Decision Analysis

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Balancing Equity and Efficiency in Health Priorities in Ghana : The Use of Multicriteria Decision Analysis. / Jehu‐Appiah, Caroline; Baltussen, Rob; Acquah, Charles; Aikins, Moses; D' Almeida, Salassi Amah; Bosu, William K.; Koolman, Xander; Lauer, Jeremy; Osei, Dan; Adjei, Sam.

In: Value in Health, Vol. 11, No. 7, 12.2008, p. 1081-1087.

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Jehu‐Appiah, C, Baltussen, R, Acquah, C, Aikins, M, D' Almeida, SA, Bosu, WK, Koolman, X, Lauer, J, Osei, D & Adjei, S 2008, 'Balancing Equity and Efficiency in Health Priorities in Ghana: The Use of Multicriteria Decision Analysis', Value in Health, vol. 11, no. 7, pp. 1081-1087. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1524-4733.2008.00392.x

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Jehu‐Appiah, C., Baltussen, R., Acquah, C., Aikins, M., D' Almeida, S. A., Bosu, W. K., Koolman, X., Lauer, J., Osei, D., & Adjei, S. (2008). Balancing Equity and Efficiency in Health Priorities in Ghana: The Use of Multicriteria Decision Analysis. Value in Health, 11(7), 1081-1087. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1524-4733.2008.00392.x

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Jehu‐Appiah C, Baltussen R, Acquah C, Aikins M, D' Almeida SA, Bosu WK et al. Balancing Equity and Efficiency in Health Priorities in Ghana: The Use of Multicriteria Decision Analysis. Value in Health. 2008 Dec;11(7):1081-1087. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1524-4733.2008.00392.x

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Jehu‐Appiah, Caroline ; Baltussen, Rob ; Acquah, Charles ; Aikins, Moses ; D' Almeida, Salassi Amah ; Bosu, William K. ; Koolman, Xander ; Lauer, Jeremy ; Osei, Dan ; Adjei, Sam. / Balancing Equity and Efficiency in Health Priorities in Ghana : The Use of Multicriteria Decision Analysis. In: Value in Health. 2008 ; Vol. 11, No. 7. pp. 1081-1087.

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