• Autopsy as strength of the Cuban health care system Debate

    Hurtado de Mendoza Amat, José

    Abstract in Spanish:

    Se señalan algunas de las principales fortalezas del sistema de salud cubano y se destaca el significado de la autopsia dentro de ellas. El propósito de este trabajo es argumentar por qué se puede considerar a la realización de las autopsias como una fortaleza del sistema de salud. Se exponen aspectos que deben tenerse en cuenta para hacer más eficiente su práctica. Finalmente se concluye que el elevado índice de autopsias efectuadas con la más alta calidad y su mayor aprovechamiento en la asistencia, enseñanza, investigaciones, administración de salud y la sociedad en general, son razones por las autopsas y su realización constituye una fortaleza del sistema de salud de Cuba.

    Abstract in English:

    Some of the main strengths of the Cuban health care system and the meaning of autopsy within it were stated in this paper. The objective was to substantiate why the performance of autopsy is considered one of the strengths of the health care system in Cuba. Several aspects that should be taken into consideration in order to make practice of autopsy more effective were also put forward. It was finally concluded that the high rate of autopsies performed with the highest quality standards as well as its utilization in medical assistance, medical education, research, health administration and the society in general are good reasons for the performance of autopsy to become of the strengths of the Cuban health system.
Centro Nacional de Información de Ciencias Médicas La Habana - La Habana - Cuba
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