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Table 2 Fund awarded for projects by policy impact level

From: Research funding impact and priority setting – advancing universal access and quality healthcare research in Malaysia

  Impact on informing policya (n = 50)
  Research had no policy-maker engagement Research led to policy-maker engagement and/or future agenda setting Research supported decision and policy-making
  n (%)
Fund awardedb
 Low 2 (100.0) 11 (36.7) 4 (22.2)
 Medium 0 10 (33.3) 8 (44.4)
 High 0 9 (30.0) 6 (33.3)
Total 2 30 18
Years from project completion (mean = 0.75, median = 0.5)
 0 0 17 (56.7) 8 (44.4)
 1 2 (100.0) 9 (30.0) 7 (38.9)
 2 0 2 (6.7) 1 (5.6)
 3 0 2 (6.7) 2 (11.1)
  1. aPercentages may not sum to 100% due to rounding. Of 67 projects, 17 ongoing projects were excluded
  2. bLow<RM32,600 (€6936); Moderate = RM32,601–87,000 (€6936-18,510); High>RM87,000 (€18,510), using the exchange rate in April 2017 of €1 = RM4.70 [23]