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Table 7 Results of the sensitivity analysis for the disease classification method (sample = 107)

From: Resource allocation for biomedical research: analysis of investments by major funders

Element of the analysisNumberPercentage
A disease classification was attributed87/10781%
Accuracy of the results
 General79/8791%
 Based on the grant’s title42/4398%
 Based on the grant’s abstract37/4484%
Among misclassified or unclassified grants
 Primary disease was not mentioned first1/284%
 Unspecific or highly technical language used with no disease mentioned11/2839%
 General topics with no specific disease focus7/2825%
 New synonyms discovered that were not included9/2832%