JAMA Paper Breaks Down Medical Research Funding in the US: diaTribe


The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently published a Special Communication paper titled The Anatomy of Medical Research, analyzing medical research funding worldwide between 1994 and 2012. The paper is one of the first and largest of its kind to examine medical research spending on a global scale, and its results identify some key problem areas in the way the US is focusing its research dollars. Namely, it points to the fact that diabetes and chronic illnesses are largely underfunded compared to other disease areas.

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