How far the solutions to a problem are supported by the main partners.
In health development the main partners are: political
(parliaments and ministers of health); professional
(doctors, nurses, lawyers, accountants, economists, managers, etc.); institutional
(health funds, purchasers, providers, ministries and institutions in other sectors, employers, trade unions, companies, media, etc.); and consumer
(contributors, patients, community and special interest groups).
Developing reforms that are acceptable to all these partners can be a major challenge, for any changes can arouse controversy.
Managing the process of change will involve partners in consultation, negotiation and other means of communication before agreement can be reached on what is acceptable.
World Health Organization. Terminology. A glossary of technical terms on the economics and finance of health services. Internet. Accessed December 18, 2015.