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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

Print version ISSN 0864-2125On-line version ISSN 1561-3038


NORIEGA BRAVO, Vivian de las Mercedes. Another look at the topic of research in the health systems and services. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2005, vol.21, n.5-6. ISSN 0864-2125.

The need to attain with quality new and greater advances in the health care field and to increase the satisfaction of the population and of the own health workers with the attention received is one of the goals of the National Health System. Then, it is necessary the training and development of the human resources as an indispensable condition to achieve an efficient management that gives an answer to the occurred transformations and with the flexibility required to face the constant changes in the social, economic and technological spheres.This training extends itself to the research field and, in particular, to the Research in Health Systems and Services as a tool that defines, among others, aspects with practical and operative ends for a better functioning of the Health System and of the services rendered in our institutions. The present paper includes elements of interest for the introduction in the topic, and promotes the use of this type of research for all those committed to the population's health.

Keywords : Health system research; health services research; virtual community of HSSR; branch program.

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