U.S. Investments in Medical and Health Research

Research!America has been tracking and analyzing the various streams of funding that make up the total U.S. investment in health research for a decade, and trends tell us we are headed in the wrong direction. 

report from Research!America shows total U.S. investment in medical and health R&D grew by 20.6% from 2013 to 2016, led by industry and the federal government. Academic and other research institutions ramped up their R&D investment substantially over the four-year period, increasing their spending by 16.6%, while foundations, voluntary health associations and professional societies increased investments by 4.7%. Despite overall investment growth, medical and health R&D continues to account for less than five percent of the total $3.5 trillion in U.S. health spending.

2013-2015 U.S. Investments in Medical and Health Research—includes trend charts  
2012 Investment in U.S. Health Research—includes trend charts
2011 Investment in U.S. Health Research—includes trend charts
2010 Investment in U.S. Health Research—includes trend charts
2009 Investment in U.S. Health Research—includes trend charts
2008 Investment in U.S. Health Research—includes trend charts
2007 Investment in U.S. Health Research—includes trend charts
2006 Investment in U.S. Health Research—includes trend charts
2005 Investment in U.S. Health Research
2004 Investment in U.S. Health Research 
2002 Investment in U.S. Health Research