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Table 5 Ranked context-specific issues

From: Identifying priority technical and context-specific issues in improving the conduct, reporting and use of health economic evaluation in low- and middle-income countries

Rank Context-specific issue Score Frequency in first rank
1 Economic evaluations not included as a part of the decision-making process 26 39%
2 Limited local capacity to conduct or contextualise research 19 29%
3 Lack of funding for the necessary research 10 15%a
4 Misunderstandings and communications weaknesses between researchers, academia and end-users of the evidence 10 15%
5 Absence of local journal with a high-quality reviewing processes 1 2%
  1. aThe rank takes account of frequencies in the regional analysis