A short history
The initial framework was designed in 2006, rooted in the basic ethical imperatives of healthcare systems and involving aspects of evidenced-based medicine, decision analytics (including multicriteria approaches), health economics, health technology assessment, and healthcare ethics. It was made available through a not for profit organization (the EVIDEM Collaboration) to stimulate its development with thought leaders and stakeholders in an open source philosophy.
The collaborative 10th edition is a pragmatic ethical framework building on four dimensions: 1) The universal impetus of healthcare systems: compassion, 2) Reasoning, values and ethics, 3) Evidence and knowledge on interventions, and 4) A transformative process. It is based on the concept of reflective multicriteria which assumes that a decision process structured with a generic interpretative frame rooted in the compassionate impetus of healthcare systems can sharpen reasoning, raise awareness of motivation and increase legitimacy of decisions across the healthcare continuum.
In 2017, to further its widespread use and to celebrate its 10 years of success, the EVIDEM Collaboration resolved to make freely available the comprehensive 10th edition of the EVIDEM Framework. This represented the dissolution of the not-for-for profit EVIDEM Collaboration, which led to the transformation of the network of active members into an open international community who shares an interest in reflective multicriteria.
The members of the last board of directors of the EVIDEM Collaboration agreed to be listed as contacts on this static website, which is meant to make the tools easily available to contribute further to relevant, equitable and sustainable healthcare systems, for the benefit of all.
Contacts & regions