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Table 3 Strategies for improvement

From: Priority setting in the provincial health services authority: survey of key decision makers

Increase transparency and accountability • Make the decision making process more transparent and accountable to internal and external stakeholders
Create explicit process • Align process with organizational context and account for politics
  • Clearly communicate vision of the process to all stakeholders
  • Define goals, outcomes, and benchmarks for success incorporating the Strategic Plan
Initiate cultural change • Create time-sensitive, evidence-driven process
  • Apply the process in a consistent manner
  • Provide education to create a culture of explicit priority setting
Increase stakeholder involvement • Include public opinion at a general level and provide management training for physicians
Enhance fairness • Create explicit appeals process for priority setting decisions