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MEDISAN

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ALVAREZ CORTES, Julia Tamara et al. Curriculum adjustment to the Specialization Program of Comprehensive General Medicine in Health Economy. MEDISAN [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.5. ISSN 1029-3019.

A descriptive and cross-sectional study of 53 specialists in comprehensive general medicine of the "Municipal" and "Ramón López Peña" university polyclinics was carried out, from June, 2007 to May, 2008, to evaluate their economic competence when doing their functions, in order to make a proposal of changes in the curriculum design of the Program of Specialization of Comprehensive General Medicine, specifically in the content of Health Economy, with previous identification of the knowledge that the professionals of this specialty had on the matter. For this purpose a proposal of curricular adjustments to such program was made, subjected to 16 experts' evaluation. The Kendall agreement test was used to evaluate the theoretical and practical use of the proposal. These specialists, apart from having an inadequate economic competence, showed a great ignorance about the importance of the health economy for the development of their professional work. The proposal of curriculum adjustments obtained significant values according to approaches of evaluating authorities.

Palabras clave : curriculum adjustments; proposal; Specialization Program of General Medicine; health economy; primary health care; economic competence.

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