Journal article

Acceptability of programme budgeting and marginal analysis as a tool for routine priority setting in Indigenous health

ME Otim, AD Asante, M Kelaher, IP Anderson, S Jan

International Journal of Health Planning and Management | Wiley Online Library | Published : 2016


© 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Objective: This study aimed to examine the acceptability of programme budgeting and marginal analysis (PBMA) as a tool for priority setting in the Indigenous health sector. Methods: The study uses a mix of quantitative and qualitative methods. A survey of key decision makers in Indigenous health in Victoria was conducted to assess the acceptability of PBMA as a potential tool for priority setting. Respondents comprised 24 bureaucrats from the Victorian Department of Human Services (DHS) and 26 senior executives from the aboriginal community controlled health sector (ACCHS) in Victoria. The survey instrument included both closed-ended and open-ended questions an..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Dr Otim is a Senior Lecturer at the Australian Catholic University and recipient of the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Research Fellowship. This work was supported by the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal health and the ACE-Prevention project. We would like to thank the members of the ACE-Prevention Indigenous Steering Committee for their active involvement in the workshops, The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, University of Sydney and the specific contribution from Professors Rob Carter and Jeff Richardson for their guidance on the methodology.Funding for the project was provided by the Cooperative Research Centre in Aboriginal Health, Australia. There is no conflict of interest to declare.