The curious case of Cuba.

Title

The curious case of Cuba.

Creator

Keck C William; Reed Gail A

Publisher

American Journal of Public Health

Date

2012
2012-08

Description

As health professionals in the United States consider how to focus health care and coverage to ensure better, more equitable patient and population health outcomes, the experience of Cuba's National Health System over the last 5 decades may provide useful insights. Although mutual awareness has been limited by long-term political hostilities between the United States and Cuban governments, the history and details of the Cuban health system indicate that their health system merits attention as an example of a national integrated approach resulting in improved health status. More extensive analysis of the principles, practices, and outcomes in Cuba is warranted to inform health system transformation in the United States, despite differences in political-social systems and available resources.

Subject

Humans; United States; Health Status; Outcome Assessment (Health Care); Cuba; Health Services Accessibility; Community Health Services/standards; Family Practice/education/standards; Health Planning Guidelines; Health Policy; National Health Programs/economics/*organization & administration/trends; State Medicine/organization & administration; Universal Health Insurance/economics/standards; Delivery of Health Care; Integrated/*organization & administration; HEALTH status indicators; MEDICAL education; QUALITY assurance; CUBA; HEALTH services accessibility; COMMUNITY health services; COST control; HEALTH risk assessment; NURSE & physician; ORGANIZATIONAL change; PREVENTIVE health services; PUBLIC sector; Preventive Health Care; Community Health Services; Nurse-Physician Relations; Public Sector; Cost Control; Organizational Change; Community Assessment – Utilization; Health Care Delivery – History – Cuba; Health Personnel – Education; Health Status Indicators – Utilization; MEDICAL care – Cuba; MEDICAL care – History; National Health Programs – Trends – Cuba; NATIONAL health services – Cuba; Quality Improvement – Methods

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

e13–22

Issue

8

Volume

102

Citation

Keck C William; Reed Gail A, “The curious case of Cuba.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed October 27, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5042.

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