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Table 2 Policy areas, technologies and research topic areas

From: Budgeting for a billion: applying health technology assessment (HTA) for universal health coverage in India

  Number % Total
Health policy areas for HTA (important or very important)a
 Registration of individual health technologies 26 65%
 Reimbursement of individual health technologies 37 93%
 Clinical guidelines or disease management pathways development 33 83%
 Design of basic package of health benefits 38 93%
 Service delivery for health 34 85%
 Reform of provider payment systems 34 85%
Health technologies for HTA (important or very important)a
 Medicines 34 85%
 Vaccines 35 90%
 Medical devices 40 98%
 Screening programmes 36 92%
 Referral programmes 30 75%
 Procedures by health professionals (e.g. surgeries) 33 83%
 Public health programmes or initiatives 34 89%
 Service delivery initiatives or incentives 30 83%
Topics proposed by respondents
 Diagnostics 6 15%
 Drugs and devices 4 10%
 Health promotion and disease prevention 13 33%
 Health services 4 10%
 Service delivery 8 20%
 Other 5 13%
Total 40 100%
  1. a Percentage calculated on total number of respondents to each question