Emergency medicine in Cuba : Report from a country in isolation.
Cuba is one of the poorest countries of the world.
For the past 34 years the United States has maintained an economic embargo against Cuba.
Because of this, Cuba has not been able to share in advances in American medical technology, pharmaceuticals, or research.
The country has also been abandoned by the former Soviet Union.
Recent political developments have assured continuation of the embargo.
This report describes the current state of prehospital and emergency medical care in Cuba, how the embargo has affected emergency services, and possibilities for the future.
Mots-clés Pascal : Urgence, Service hospitalier, Embargo, Période préhospitalière, Organisation santé, Homme, Cuba, Antilles, Amérique Centrale, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Emergency, Hospital ward, Embargo, Prehospital period, Public health organization, Human, Cuba, West Indies, Central America, America
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0417169
Code Inist : 002B27B15. Création : 19/12/1997.