KNOWLEDGE-BASED SYSTEMS, vol.133, pp.90-106, 2017 (SCI-Expanded)
Healthcare management and healthcare industry have been one of the popular and complex topics that many researchers and professionals have focused on. This paper proposes a new multi-expert fuzzy approach integrating intuitionistic fuzzy Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and intuitionistic fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process (IF-AHP) for solving the performance evaluation problem of healthcare institutions. In this paper, intuitionistic fuzzy sets (IFS) have been preferred since they simultaneously provide information on the membership, non-membership, and hesitancy functions. A real life problem is demonstrated to validate the proposed methodology. A total number of 16 hospitals operating in Istanbul have been analyzed based on a broad set of inputs and outputs. Then, a comparison with crisp DEA has been performed. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.