Biomedical and health services research in academic institutions has been disadvantaged by inconsistent funding sources and amounts, including year-to-year variability, cycles of plenty and paucity, and low levels of funding in the case of health services research. The article by Dorsey and colleagues in this issue of JAMA1 extends a 9-year analysis (1994-2003) of biomedical funding from all US sources for an additional 4 years (2003-2007).
Boat TF. Insights From Trends in Biomedical Research Funding. JAMA. 2010;303(2):170–171. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.1992
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