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What is the economic value of medical researc?

2018-02-01

Accordning to a new British study, society benefits by 25 pence per year for every pound invested in research - every year, forever.

The figure is the result of a number of "What is it worth?"-studies set out to understand the economic return of medical research. The studies have been backed by a consortium of research funders for the last decade.

The hope is that a better understanding of the economic impact of research investment will help provide accountability, secure future funding, and demonstrate how research translates into real-world health improvements.

Read more about the study on the Brunel University webpageexternal link, opens in new window.

The scientific publication is available open access on the Health Research and Policy Systems webpageexternal link, opens in new window.

Source: brunel.ac.uk

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