Cuba's Healthcare System

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  • Created on: 18-04-14 14:39
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  • Cuba's Healthcare System
    • Socialised Healthcare System
      • State Provided
      • Doctors State Employed
      • Publicly owned facilities
      • Indirect payment for services
    • Rates
      • DR: 7.6
      • IMR: 4.7
      • LE: 78 (Increase from 59 in 50 years)
      • 6.7 doctors per 1000
      • Health Expenditures 10% of GDP
      • 21 Free Medical Schools
        • Trains 4000 Doctors
    • Medical Training
      • 6 year course
      • Minimum of 3 years as family doctor
        • + Nurse - Care for 150-200 families in local community
    • Polyclinics
      • Open 24/7 emergency and specialist care
      • each cares for 15 000-30 000 people
      • Co-ordinates community healthcare delivery
      • Links national health initiatives to local community
    • Contrasts Western Medicine
      • Focus on prevention
        • Hygiene and nutrition
      • One of the highest number of vaccinations
  • Socialised Healthcare System
    • State Provided
    • Doctors State Employed
    • Publicly owned facilities
    • Indirect payment for services

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