In: JAMA Health Forum, Vol. 4, No. 5, 12.05.2023, p. E230166.
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TY - JOUR
T1 - Prioritizing Research to Reduce Mortality for Infants and the Broader US Population
AU - Davis, Matthew M.
N1 - Funding Information: The US has precedents for prioritizing research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to focus on diseases that are major causes of mortality. COVID-19 is the most recent example, and another is the Cancer Moonshot. The nation is accustomed to announcing priority foci for a single disease or cluster of diseases such as cancer. However, the current declines in life expectancy demand a broader approach: to prioritize research on the leading causes of mortality overall at the population level and also within specific groups based on clinical and sociodemographic factors for which inequities in mortality risk have been characterized. For example, conditions related to short gestation (premature birth) are among the top 10 most common causes of mortality for infants; therefore, short gestation should be a priority research focus as a leading cause of mortality for this key population subgroup at high risk. Funding Information: Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Davis reported receiving grants from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute outside the submitted work.
PY - 2023/5/12
Y1 - 2023/5/12
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U2 - 10.1001/jamahealthforum.2023.0166
DO - 10.1001/jamahealthforum.2023.0166
M3 - Comment/debate
C2 - 37171800
AN - SCOPUS:85159356646
SN - 2689-0186
VL - 4
SP - E230166
JO - JAMA Health Forum
JF - JAMA Health Forum
IS - 5