Revista Cubana de Salud Pública
Print version ISSN 0864-3466
NUNEZ SELLES, Alberto J.. Introduction of research and development results in the Cuban healthcare system. Rev. cub. salud pública [online]. 2010, vol.36, n.3, pp. 215-222. ISSN 0864-3466. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0864-34662010000300005.
The implementation of the results from research and development in the health care system and the inherent advance of Science and Technique have challenged researchers, workers and managers of the health policies. It was underlined that the design of the research and development project is important for the organization to set its own strategy to definitely accede to social practice in terms of health products, technologies and services. Four generations of research and development are acknowledged up to the present where the fourth generation called Knowledge Management is inserted into those countries with higher economic and social development. The less developed countries can not have access to this last generation because of the lack of financial and human resources and of the fact that most of knowledge present in advanced health technologies is private property as a result of copyright, mainly in highly developed countries like Japan, USA and Western Europe. However, there is a chance for these less developed nations when taking the second and third generations of research and development into consideration since the key factor here is the research and development project as such. The present paper focused on the concepts and conditions for the design of health projects including all the necessary factors to be successful in implementing the results, and therefore, in accomplishing the main objective of every health research work, that is, to reach the patients and to increase the quality of life of the populations.
Keywords : Research and development project; implementation of results; research and development generations.