Lessons from India in organizational innovation: a tale of two heart hospitals.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Recent discussions in health reform circles have pinned great hopes on the prospect of innovation as the solution to the high-cost, inadequate-quality U.S. health system. But U.S. health care institutions-insurers, providers, and specialists-have ceded leadership in innovation to Indian hospitals such as Care Hospital in Hyderabad and the Fortis Hospitals around New Delhi, which have U.S.-trained doctors and can perform open heart surgery for $6,000 (compared to $100,000 in the United States). The Indian success is a window into America's stalemate with inflating costs and stagnant innovation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Richman, BD; Udayakumar, K; Mitchell, W; Schulman, KA

Published Date

  • September 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1260 - 1270

PubMed ID

  • 18780909

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1544-5208

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1377/hlthaff.27.5.1260


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States