Diffusion of medical technology: medical devices in India

Expert Rev Med Devices. 2009 Mar;6(2):197-205. doi: 10.1586/17434440.6.2.197.


This review examines the diffusion of modern medical devices in India by analyzing trends in India's cross-border trade in medical devices, its domestic medical device production and utilization by households. We explore the implications of this process of diffusion for the efficacy, cost-effectiveness and equitable use of new medical devices in India, and review recent efforts to regulate the Indian medical device sector.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diffusion of Innovation*
  • Equipment and Supplies* / economics
  • India
  • Medical Laboratory Science* / economics
  • Medical Laboratory Science* / legislation & jurisprudence