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EXPENDITURE ON HEALTH RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

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Definition:
Expenditure on health research and development refers to research and development programmes directed towards the protection and improvement of human health.

It includes research and development on food hygiene and nutrition and also research and development on radiation used for medical purposes, biochemical engineering, medical information, rationalisation or treatment and pharmacology (including testing medicines and breeding of laboratory animals for scientific purposes) as well as research relating to epidemiology, prevention of industrial diseases and drug addiction.

Source Publication:
Frascati Manual, OECD 1994d, page 122.

Statistical Theme: Science and technology statistics - Research and development

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, January 04, 2006