The levels of research funding upon cancer, coronary heart disease (CHD), dementia and stroke were compared, in relation to burden of each of these diseases in terms of their prevalence, disability adjusted life years and economic burden.
This analysis found that although the government has increased the levels of research funding in the fields of dementia and stroke between 2008 and 2012, these two areas remain relatively under-funded when compared with their respective measures of disease burden.
Luengo-Fernandez, R. Leal, J. [and] Gray, A. (2015). Neurology – Research: UK research spend in 2008 and 2012: comparing stroke, cancer, coronary heart disease and dementia. BMJ Open. April 13th 2015; 5: 4, e006648.