Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3038
The experience of the "Miguel Enríquez" Clinical and Surgical Hospital on linking with its health areas is exposed here. It is stressed the importance of the continuity of medical assistance to the population, connecting the primary and secondary health care levels, and discussing and analysing those deaths which are a priority for the objectives, purposes and guidelines of the Ministry of Public Health in order to improve the health status of the population by 2000. As a result of this link, the teaching and medical activities are connected. Is is underlined the importance of continuig giving attention to the discharged patients who carry non transmissible chronic diseases and to those who have attempted suicide.
Palabras llave : PRIMARY HEALTH CARE; SECONDARY HEALTH CARE; PHYSICIANS, FAMILY; MEDICAL ASSISTANCE; HEALTH SERVICES; COMMUNITY MEDICINE.