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Appendix A – prioritisation criteria

  • Size of inequalities in outcomes between different groups
  • Size and scale of the health need in South Gloucestershire
  • Opportunity to move from treatment to prevention
  • Severity of the issue for individuals, patient and carers
  • Wider social and economic impacts associated with the identified need
  • Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of available interventions
  • Trend over time – whether the level of need is increasing or decreasing
  • Opportunity to improve service quality, efficiency and patient choice
  • Estimated economic cost associated with tackling the topic
  • Coherence with national policy objectives, public opinion, stakeholder concerns and local political policy