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India is no place for health care innovation, but “doctorpreneurs” are making it happen

Vijay Govindarajan and Ravi Ramamurti
India is no place for health care innovation, but “doctorpreneurs” are making it happen

At first glance, India seems an unlikely place to look for breakthrough innovations in health care delivery. After all, India’s performance on many health metrics has been abysmal. Per capita spending on health in 2014 was just $75. Physician density is less than one-third that of the United States and nurse density is roughly one-sixth.…