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Table 4 Chronologically organized parameters of successful priority setting

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

Domains Parameters of Successful Priority Setting
Contextual Factors Conducive Political, Economic, Social and cultural context
  Political will
Legitimate and Credible institutions
Availability of incentives
The Priority setting process
  Stakeholder participation
Use of clear priority setting process/tool/methods
Use of explicit relevant priority setting criteria
Use of evidence
Reflection of public values
Publicity of priorities and criteria
Functional mechanisms for appealing the decisions
Functional mechanisms for enforcement
Efficiency of the priority-setting process
Decreased resource wastage/misallocation
Improved internal accountability/reduced corruption
Increased stakeholder understanding, satisfaction and compliance with the Priority setting process
Reduced dissensions
Implementation Allocation of resources according to priorities
Improved internal accountability/reduced corruption
Strengthening of the PS institution
Impact on Priority setting institutional goals and objectives
Outcome and impact  
Impact on health policy and practice
Contribute to the achievement of Health system goals
-improved population health
-reduction in health inequalities
-fair financial contribution
-responsive health care system
Improved financial and political accountability
Increased investment in the health sector and strengthening of the health care system
  1. Key: Non- italics = immediate parameters; Italics = delayed parameters