Table 3

Priority setting process elements

• Confirm the strategic plan

• Clarify programmatic architecture, including program groupings and definitions

• Clarify Board/Mgmt roles and responsibilities

• Determine who will make priority setting decisions and what they will do

• Engage internal/external stakeholders

• Define priority setting criteria and collect data/information

• Develop an effective communication strategy

• Develop a decision review process

• Develop process monitoring and evaluation strategies

• Support the process with leadership development and change management strategies

Gibson et al. BMC Health Services Research 2004 4:25   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-4-25

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