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Less-developed countries and innovation in health: notes and data about the Brazilian case

Eduardo Albuquerque () and José Eduardo Cassiolato

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Abstract: This communication discusses the specificity of health innovation in a lessdeveloped country, investigating the Brazilian case. To evaluate the specificity of the Brazilian system, this communication presents data about employment, expenditures, industrial firms in health-related industrial sectors, scientific resources, and diffusion of medical equipment. This communication concludes summarising the main characteristics of the Health Innovation System in Brazil.

Keywords: health; innovation; Brazil (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2001
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