NIH Disease Funding Levels and Burden of Disease

@inproceedings{Gillum2011NIHDF,
  title={NIH Disease Funding Levels and Burden of Disease},
  author={Leslie Allison Gillum and Christopher J Gouveia and E. Ray Dorsey and Mark J. Pletcher and Colin Douglas Mathers and Charles E Mcculloch and S. Claiborne Johnston},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND An analysis of NIH funding in 1996 found that the strongest predictor of funding, disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs), explained only 39% of the variance in funding. In 1998, Congress requested that the Institute of Medicine (IOM) evaluate priority-setting criteria for NIH funding; the IOM recommended greater consideration of disease burden. We examined whether the association between current burden and funding has changed since that time. METHODS We analyzed public data on 2006… CONTINUE READING
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