Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Did you know?
Women’s health is an economic issue we can’t afford to ignore.
If we invest $6 million in rheumatoid arthritis research focused on women, we get $10.5 billion in returns to our economy.
Rheumatoid arthritis research focused on women is more than good science, it’s a good investment with a stunning 174,000% return. We improve quality of life, add 32,000 years back to our workforce for patients and caregivers and save $180 million in healthcare costs.
When we add just $6 million for rheumatoid arthritis research focused on women we get large returns:
Doubling NIH funding for women’s RA research pays for itself 1,750 times over.
Investing $6 million in women’s RA research generates $10.5 billion in economic returns.
Research focused on women brings a 174,000% return on investment.
Read the Research Brief:
THE WHAM REPORT: Societal Impact of Research Funding for Women’s Health in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Without information on the potential return on investment for women’s health research, stakeholders lack a basis for altering research investments to improve knowledge of women’s health. In this report, the authors examine the societal cost impact of increasing research funding in rheumatoid arthritis and find that investing in women’s health research yields benefits beyond investing in general research.