Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3038
RODRIGUEZ JUSTIZ, Félix; TOLEDO ROMANI, María Eugenia; PEREZ CHACON, Dennis y SANCHEZ RAMIREZ, Ernesto. La globalización y el modelo de Medicina General Integral en Cuba: Retos y oportunidades. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2000, vol.16, n.1, pp. 73-79. ISSN 1561-3038.
In this paper, taking as a basis their knowledge and the literature available, the authors make a synopsis of the essence of contemporary practical medicine in the western hemisphere and of the present situation of medicine in the world. Both problems are seen as the result of the advances of the process of globalization in the last years. On comparing them with the health status in Cuba, important questions and answers appear in the face of the fundamental differentiated development of the Cuban health system based on the practice of Comprehensive General Medicine at the primary health care level. In this situation of challenges and opportunities, our model of health development may serve as a paradigm for many countries and persons that all over the world are looking for new options to face the effects of globalization. That´s why the authors recommend to go on with the necessary improvement of policies, programs and actions that attain, through the maximum cohesion of our forces, the highest possible levels of human development based on the values of equity, sustenance and democracy in accordance with our social aspirations
Palabras llave : PRIMARY HEALTH CARE; CUBA; PHYSICIANS, FAMILY; HEALTH POLICY; MODELS, ECONOMIC.