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Table 3 Perceived degree of importance of the different parameters for successful priority setting

From: International validation of quality indicators for evaluating priority setting in low income countries: process and key lessons

  Very important Average importance Not important
Respondents’ levels of operation (number of respondents)
G = Global; N = National; D = District
G
(17)
N
(23)
D
(13)
G
(17)
N
(23)
D
(13)
G
(17)
N
(23)
D
(13)
Parameters related to the priority setting process
 Increased Efficiency of the process 14 21 13 3 1 0 0 1 0
 Use of an explicit framework 8 23 13 9 0 0 0 0 0
 Increased use of evidence 15 23 9 2 0 4 0 0 0
 Fairer PS processa
 (stakeholder involvement, Publicity, explicit relevant criteria, appeals, enforcement)
12 22 9 4 1 2 1 0 2
 Availability of incentives for implementers to comply 7 16 8 6 6 5 4 1 0
 Increased public input and reflection of public values 11 20 12 6 2 1 0 1 0
 Increased stakeholder satisfaction 9 22 13 7 1 0 1 0 0
 Increased stakeholder understanding of the PS process 8 23 8 8 0 5 1 0 0
 Increased compliance with the process 11 20 8 5 2 5 1 1 0
 Reduced disagreements 2 21 12 9 1 0 6 1 0
 Increased public awareness and knowledge of PS 4 22 12 10 1 1 3 0 0
Parameters related to the priority setting institute
 Strong legitimate PS institutions with capacity and resources to set and implement priorities 13 21 13 4 0 0 0 2 0
 Achievement of priority setting institutional objectives 8 21 13 8 0 0 1 2 0
Parameters related to the health system
 Allocation of resources according to priorities 13 23 13 3 0 0 1 0 0
 Reduced resource wastage 11 22 13 3 1 0 3 0 0
 Improved internal accountability/reduced corruption 7 21 11 7 1 0 3 1 2
 Achievement of health system goals 11 23 12 2 0 0 1 0 1
 Improved political and financial accountability 9 23 11 7 0 1 1 0 1
 Increased Public confidence in the MOH and acceptance of decisions 8 22 12 8 1 1 1 0 0
 Increased investment in the health sector and strengthening of the health care system 6 20 10 7 3 1 4 0 2
Parameters related to the priority setting context
 Favorable Political context and will 17 23 13 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Favorable economic context 17 23 13 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Favorable social- cultural context 17 23 13 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1. aAverage value calculated