Cover: Cardiovascular disease research system in Britain

Cardiovascular disease research system in Britain

Retrosight country profile

Published 2008

by Edward Nason

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This working paper has been prepared for Project Retrosight which is investigating the payback on CVD research in three countries (Australia, Britain, Canada). The main objective of this suite of documents is to provide an overview of the CVD situation, CVD research and the funding systems in place for CVD research. This background information will be useful in providing context to the case studies of specific CVD research projects that form the majority of Project Retrosight. This document looks specifically at the British perspective on CVD research and provides: an introduction to CVD, including the different forms of the disease, risk factors and the impact of CVD; an introduction to CVD research, covering the different areas of CVD research, the key advances, high-impact research and future expectations for research; a brief summary of the health research system and how it impacts on the funding for CVD research.

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