Criteria to assess potential reverse innovations: opportunities for shared learning between high- and low-income countries

by Onil Bhattacharyya, Diane Wu, Kathryn Mossman et al.
Globalization and Health, 2017 13:4 – Published: 25 January 2017

8 pp. 599 kB

Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are developing novel approaches to healthcare that may be relevant to high-income countries (HICs). These include products, services, organizational processes, or policies that improve access, cost, or efficiency of healthcare. This study presents a framework for identifying reverse innovations that may be useful to policymakers and funding agencies interested in identifying novel approaches to addressing cost and access to care in HICs. The authors solicited expert feedback and consensus on an empirically-derived set of criteria to create a practical tool for funders that can be used directly and tested prospectively using current databases of LMIC programs.

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