An assessment of funding to support rural and remote health research in Australia

An assessment of funding to support rural and remote health research in Australia Journal Article

Australian Journal of Rural Health

  • Author(s): Patterson, Carla
  • Published: 2000
  • Publisher: Blackwell Science Pty
  • Volume: 8
  • ISBN: 1440-1584

Abstract: A systematic search was undertaken to ascertain the nature, source and extent of funding awarded to research projects that were directed specifically at aspects of rural health over the past decade. Comment is also made on the challenge of obtaining such information directly from databases. The sources investigated were the conventional research funding bodies, hospital trusts and foundations, university funding schemes and government sources. The results of these searches revealed a crude average of 3 million dollars per year from conventional research funding with the remaining sources adding a similar amount in total. Analysis of the data using a framework modified from the Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research in Australia shows that funding is concentrated in the health services and public health areas with a preponderance of funding being directed towards the description of conditions and interventions. Significant levels of funding have been directed towards the National Health Priority Areas.

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Patterson, Carla, 2000, An assessment of funding to support rural and remote health research in Australia, Volume:8, Journal Article, viewed 22 June 2024, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=12109.

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