Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: Several articles in the JAMA theme issue on medical research offer justifiably laudatory descriptions of the progress made in biomedical discovery. Yet many residents of the United States receive about half of the care they need for common conditions,1 die as a result of medical errors,2 or are driven into personal bankruptcy because of the costs of health care.3
Seid M, McGlynn EA. Funding for Biomedical Research. JAMA. 2006;295(9):999-1001. doi:10.1001/jama.295.9.1000-a