Health priorities overlapping through different perspectives in Spain. Note: Main disease categories (in boldface) and sub-categories (in drawings). The information source for NHS R&D funding classification was derived from: Catalá-López et al. 2009. Other sources: Burden of disease estimates (expressed as DALYs lost in 2006) proceeded from the present study. NHS priority-setting classification was established by the following actions: 1) Statement of the Minister of Health and Social Policy to inform on the general policy lines of the Department, at the Senate Commitee on Health. Madrid, June 18, 2009. Available from [in Spanish]: http://www.msc.es/gabinetePrensa/discursosInterv/archivos/180609122907.pdf [accessed June 25, 2009]. 2) Quality Plan for the National Health System. Madrid: Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs, 2007. 3) Multisectorial Plan for HIV-AIDS: Spain 2008-2012. Madrid: Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs, 2008. 4) Plan for the Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis in Spain. Madrid: Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs, 2008. 5) The NAOS Strategy: a Strategy for Nutrition, Physical Activity, Obesity & Overweight Prevention. Madrid: Safety Food Agency - Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs; 2005. 6) The Spanish National Drugs Strategy 2009-2016. Ruling of 2 February 2009, of the Government Commission for the National Abuse Drug Plan, publishing the Agreement of the Cabinet that approves the National Abuse Drug Strategy 2009-2016. Official State Journal (BOE) number 38 of February 13th 2009.