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Table 3 Ranking of Topic at the Aggregate Level

From: Health policy and systems research agendas in developing countries

Rank Topic %
1 Sector Analysis 11
2 Disease burden 9
3 Management & organization 8
4 Accessibility 7
  Programme evaluation 7
  Research to evidence 7
5 Financing 6
  Human resources 6
6 Community participation 4
  Costing & cost effectiveness 4
  Decentralisation/local health systems 4
  Information, Education and Communication 4
  Insurance 4
  Pharmaceutical policy & management 4
  Quality 4
7 Equity 3
  Policy process 3
8 Economic policy and health 2
  Information systems 2
Rank Beneficiaries/Issue %
1 Community 15
2 Equity/poverty 14
3 Hospital 12
4 1st level 11
  Gender/women 11
  Rural areas 11
5 Children/adolescents 10
6 Public private mix 6
7 Urban areas 5
8 Elderly 4
9 Indigenous peoples/traditional medicine 3
Rank Health Problem %
1 Reproductive health 30
2 HIV-AIDS 11
  Nutrition 11
  TB 11
3 Chronic 7
  Environmental health 7
  Malaria 7
  Mental health 7
4 Other infectious 6
5 Other 3