To assess the level and sources of research funding for mental illness and substance abuse fields, we undertook a systematic survey of public and private funding entities.
Applying standard definitions, we found that research support in these fields totaled approximately $859 million in fiscal 1988.
This level of research support for mental illness and substance abuse is extremely limited and disproportionate to the overall costs to society by these disorders.
Mental disorders and substance abuse accounted for $66.8 billion in health care costs in 1988; in the same year, research on these disorders represented only 4.7% of all health research support nationwide.
Mots-clés Pascal : Recherche scientifique, Toxicomanie, Alcoolisme, Trouble psychiatrique, Etude critique, Coût, Santé mentale, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Source financement
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Scientific research, Drug addiction, Alcoholism, Mental disorder, Critical study, Costs, Mental health, United States, North America, America, Human
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