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  1. Market forces and unsponsored research in academic health centers.

    Article - En anglais

    Context Increased competitive pressures on academic health centers may result in reduced discretionary funds from patient care revenues to support the performance of unsponsored research, including institutionally funded and faculty-supported activities.

    Objective To measure the amount and distribution of unsponsored research activities and their outcomes.

    Design and Setting Survey conducted in academic year 1996-1997 of 2336 research faculty in 11 medical schools.

    Responses were weighted to provide national estimates.

    Main Outcome Measures Institutionally funded research as a proportion of total direct costs of research was compared across stages of market competition.

    Logistic regression was used to assess the relationship of performing unsponsored research to faculty characteristics and market stage.

    Results Overall, 43% of faculty received institutional funding for research.

    Young faculty were more likely than others to receive institutional support (adjusted odds ratio [OR], 1.4 ; 95% confidence interval [Cl], 1.1-1.9 ; P=004).

    The amount of institutional support as a proportion of total funding was more than twice as high in less competitive markets (6.1%) compared with the most competitive markets (2.5% ; P=05).

    Most faculty (55%) performed faculty-supported research.

    Clinical researchers (OR, 1.6 ; 95% Cl, 1.1-2.3), principal investigators (OR, 4.3 ; 95% Cl, 2.8-7.0), faculty with high levels of research effort (OR, 6.2 ; 95% Cl, 4.0-9. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Centre santé, Enseignement supérieur, Questionnaire, Marché concurrentiel, Aide financière, Recherche scientifique, Critère performance, Médecine, Evaluation, Distribution, Homme, Enseignement, Non sponsorisation

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health center, Graduate level education, Questionnaire, Open market, Financial assistance, Scientific research, Performance requirement, Medicine, Evaluation, Distribution, Human, Teaching

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0235535

    Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 16/11/1999.