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Journal of the Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association

Evidence-based priority setting

Julie Astley and Wendy Wake-Dyster

Australian Health Review 24(2) 32 - 39
Published: 2001


This paper describes evidence-based priority setting and resource allocation undertaken by a Division of the Women's & Children's Hospital, Adelaide during 1998-1999. We describe the methods used to combine program budgeting marginal analysis (PBMA), evidence based and "community values" approaches into one decision-making framework.Previous organisational changes involving the formation of multidisciplinary team and program management were pivotal in setting a framework to successfully complete the priority setting process.

© AHHA 2001

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