To examine the trend in the US Public Health Service's National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for pediatric research over the last 10 years in terms of dollars expended, grants awarded to pediatrics departments vs other medical school departments, NIH Clinical Research Center support, and the distribution of NIH grants to all medical schools and children's hospitals in the United States.
Statistical information from the Division of Research Resources of the NIH, the NIH Clinical Research Center office, and the Society for Pediatric Research for the fiscal year 1982-1983 was compared with fiscal year 1992-1993.
Inflation-adjusted dollar calculations were used.
All numbers reflect total costs (direct plus indirect costs).
Research grant support to medical school departments has been stable, increasing only 1% per year in inflation-adjusted dollars to a total of $3.051 billion ; while the total number of grants has decreased 12% to 12 785 awards.
Support for pediatric research increased 91% in inflation-adjusted dollars (to $164 million) during this period, and the number of pediatric research grants increased from 390 to 608 (up 56%). However, the nation's 76 clinical research centers (CRCs) show pediatric clinical research is diminishing.
Support for such research has fallen a dramatic 55% in 10 years, despite $5.4 million for pediatric acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) clinical trials. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Recherche scientifique, Pédiatrie, Etude statistique, Enfant, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Scientific research, Pediatrics, Statistical study, Child, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0424406
Code Inist : 002B01. Création : 10/04/1997.