Challenges posed by demographic and epidemiological changes and by the need to reduce costs have required the restructuring of the health services. Health innovations play a major role in this process, as technologies are fundamental both to expand the access and to adapt the system to the population's needs. However, the generation of health innovation is not based solely on sanitary demands and conditioning factors; on the contrary, it often reflects a trajectory of development and the interests of restricted groups in society. These issues need to be taken into consideration both in the analysis of the complexity of the health dimensions and in the investigation of the potential and challenges for the establishment of a virtuous innovative dynamics for the restructuring of the health services.
Health Services Needs and Demand, organization & administration; Ancillary Services, Hospital; Innovation and Development Policy; Equity in Health