Ranking Vaccines: A Prioritization Software Tool: Phase II

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Ranking Vaccines: A Prioritization Tool: Phase II: Prototype of a Decision-Support System

SMART Vaccines--Strategic Multi-Attribute Ranking Tool for Vaccines--is a prioritization software tool developed by the Institute of Medicine that utilizes decision science and to help inform choices among candidates for new vaccine development. A blueprint for this -based guide was presented in the 2012 report Ranking Vaccines: A Prioritization : Phase I.

Ranking Vaccines: A Prioritization Software Tool,Phase II extends the proof-of-concept presented in the Phase I report, which was based on multi-attribute utility . This report refines a beta version of the model developed in the Phase I report and presents its next iteration, SMART Vaccines 1.0.

Ranking Vaccines: Phase II discusses the methods underlying the development, validation, and evaluation of SMART Vaccines 1.0. It also discusses how SMART Vaccines should--and, just as importantly, should not--be used. The report also offers ideas for future enhancements for SMART Vaccines as well as for ideas for expanded uses and considerations and possibilities for the future.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: New Vaccines and SMART Vaccines
Chapter 2 Refinements to the SMART Vaccines Model
Chapter 3 Data Synthesis, Software Redesign, and Evaluation
Chapter 4 Observations and Looking Forward

Appendix A: Computational Modeling for SMART Vaccines
Appendix B: Candidate Disease Profiles
Appendix C: Data Sources and Methodology for SMART Vaccines
Appendix D: Verification and Analyses of the SMART Vaccines Computational Model
Appendix E: Stakeholder Speakers
Appendix F: Biographical

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