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Priority setting meets multiple streams: A match to be further examined?: Comment on “Introducing new priority setting and resource allocation processes in a Canadian healthcare organization: A case study analysis informed by multiple streams theory”

journal contribution
posted on 23.03.2021, 03:04 by Jacqueline Cumming
© 2016 by Kerman University of Medical Sciences. With demand for health services continuing to grow as populations age and new technologies emerge to meet health needs, healthcare policy-makers are under constant pressure to set priorities, ie, to make choices about the health services that can and cannot be funded within available resources. In a recent paper, Smith et al apply an influential policy studies framework - Kingdon’s multiple streams approach (MSA) - to explore the factors that explain why one health service delivery organization adopted a formal priority setting framework (in the form of programme budgeting and marginal analysis [PBMA]) to assist it in making priority setting decisions. MSA is a theory of agenda-setting, ie, how it is that different issues do or do not reach a decision-making point. In this paper, I reflect on the use of the MSA framework to explore priority setting processes and how the framework might be applied to similar cases in future.

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Preferred citation

Cumming, J. M. (2016). Priority setting meets multiple streams: A match to be further examined?: Comment on “Introducing new priority setting and resource allocation processes in a Canadian healthcare organization: A case study analysis informed by multiple streams theory”. International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 5(8), 497-499. https://doi.org/10.15171/ijhpm.2016.58

Journal title

International Journal of Health Policy and Management

Volume

5

Issue

8

Publication date

01/01/2016

Pagination

497-499

Publisher

Maad Rayan Publishing Company

Publication status

Published

Online publication date

16/05/2016

ISSN

2322-5939

eISSN

2322-5939

Language

en