Global developments in priority setting in health

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Countries around the world are experiencing an ever-increasing need to make choices in investments in health and healthcare. This makes it incumbent upon them to have formal processes in place to optimize the legitimacy of eventual decisions. There is now growing experience among countries of the implementation of stakeholder participation, and a developing convergence of methods to support decision-makers within health authorities in making tough decisions when faced with the stark reality of limited resources. We call for further interaction among health authorities, and the research community to develop best practices in order to confront the difficult choices that need to be made.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127–128
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Health Policy and Management
Issue number3
Early online date28 Jan 2017
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017


  • Priority Setting, Legitimacy, Stakeholder Participation