Value innovation: an important aspect of global surgical care.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_842258EE7A7D
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Synthèse (review): revue aussi complète que possible des connaissances sur un sujet, rédigée à partir de l'analyse exhaustive des travaux publiés.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Value innovation: an important aspect of global surgical care.
Périodique
Globalization and Health
Auteur(s)
Cotton M., Henry J.A., Hasek L.
ISSN
1744-8603 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1744-8603
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
10
Pages
1
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Review, pdf : comment
Résumé
INTRODUCTION: Limited resources in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) drive tremendous innovation in medicine, as well as in other fields. It is not often recognized that several important surgical tools and methods, widely used in high-income countries, have their origins in LMICs. Surgical care around the world stands much to gain from these innovations. In this paper, we provide a short review of some of these successful innovations and their origins that have had an important impact in healthcare delivery worldwide.
REVIEW: Examples of LMIC innovations that have been adapted in high-income countries include the Bogotá bag for temporary abdominal wound closure, the orthopaedic external fixator for complex fractures, a hydrocephalus fluid valve for normal pressure hydrocephalus, and intra-ocular lens and manual small incision cataract surgery. LMIC innovations that have had tremendous potential global impact include mosquito net mesh for inguinal hernia repair, and a flutter valve for intercostal drainage of pneumothorax.
CONCLUSION: Surgical innovations from LMICs have been shown to have comparable outcomes at a fraction of the cost of tools used in high-income countries. These innovations have the potential to revolutionize global surgical care. Advocates should actively seek out these innovations, campaign for the financial gains from these innovations to benefit their originators and their countries, and find ways to develop and distribute them locally as well as globally.
Mots-clé
Developing Countries, Diffusion of Innovation, General Surgery/economics, General Surgery/organization & administration, Global Health, Humans
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Oui
Création de la notice
22/12/2014 17:14
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08/05/2019 21:18
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