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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

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THIELMANN, Klaus. Health determinants: Research and strategical potential of General Comprehensive Medicine. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2005, vol.21, n.5-6. ISSN 0864-2125.

In the countries with a market economy, where the health services are a merchandise, medicine is mainly pathology-centered with a very poor component in preventive actions. It is required a revolutionary change in the concepts of medical care so that the current medicine has a higher preventive - health centered component .The Cuban health system and, in particular, general comprehensive medicine, is one of the most advanced with exceptional conditions to project itself towards excellence. As preventive actions, such as vaccinations and the elimination of risk factors have already been implemented, it is important to go deep into the health determinants connected with the social, biological and psychical setting and with the environment where the individual develops himself. Possible ways to initiate a research work with the participation of the family physician and other professionals supported by the different local organizations are outlined.

Keywords : Health determinants; family physicians; preventive medicine.

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