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Economic returns to medical research funding
  1. Jonathan Grant1,
  2. Martin J Buxton2
  1. 1 Policy Institute at King’s, King’s College London, London, UK
  2. 2 Health Economic Research Group, Brunel University London, Uxbridge, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor Jonathan Grant; jonathan.grant{at}


Following the publication of the final paper in a planned series of four studies estimating the economic returns from biomedical and health research, we reflect on what we have learnt from these types of assessment.

  • health economics
  • oncology
  • cardiology
  • science policy
  • musculoskeletal disease

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  • Contributors The paper was conceived by JG and MJB who made an equal contribiton to the paper, critically reviewing various iterations and approving the final draft submitted.

  • Funding This paper was not supported by direct funding. The studies synthesised in the paper were funded through a series of research grant from the Wellcome Trust, Arthritis Research UK, the Medical Research Council (MRC), National Institutes for Health Research (NIHR), Academy of Medical Sciences and Cancer Research UK.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement The synthesised data used and generated during this study are included in the cited papers and additional files.

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