With Costs Rising, A Call for More Neurology Funding

With nearly $800 billion in health care costs spent annually on neurological disorders, researchers are calling for more funding for research as the US population ages.

Study author Clifton Gooch, MD, said the statistic is a “wake up call” that justifies an increase in funding for neurological disorders similar to what has been done for cardiovascular disease and cancer.


Gooch CL, Pracht E, Borenstein AR. The burden of neurological disease in the United States: A summary report and call to action [published online February 15, 2017]. Ann Neurol. doi:10.1002/ana.24897