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    • Assessment of hypertension management and control: A registry-based observational study in two municipalities in Cuba 

      Londoño Agudelo, Esteban; Rodríguez Salvá, Armando; Díaz Piñera, Addys; García Roche, René; De Vos, Pol; Battaglioli, Tullia; Van der Stuyft, Patrick (BioMed Central, 2019-01-30)
      Background - To determine the prevalence of hypertension treatment and control among hypertensive patients in the Cuban municipalities of Cardenas and Santiago and to explore the main associated predictors. Methods - ...
    • Morbidity, utilization of curative care and service entry point preferences in metropolitan Centro Habana, Cuba 

      Rodríguez Salvá, Armando; Díaz Piñera, Addys; Balcindes, Susana; García Roche, René; De Vos, Pol; Van der Stuyft, Patrick (Scientific Electronic Library Online, 2016-11-03)
      First-line health services with a primary health care approach are a strong trigger for adequate health-care-seeking behavior. Research on the association between prevalence of chronic diseases and acute illnesses and use ...
    • Sociopolitical Determinants of International Health Policy 

      De Vos, Pol; Van der Stuyft, Patrick (Sage, 2015-03-26)
      For decades, two opposing logics have dominated the health policy debate: a comprehensive health care approach, with the 1978 Alma Ata Declaration as its cornerstone, and a private competition logic, emphasizing the role ...
    • Evidencias actuales en las propuestas de intervención local para el estudio y manejo de los determinantes sociales de la salud en la población cubana 

      Álvarez Pérez, Adolfo G.; Luis Gonzalvez, Isabel P.; Maldonado Cantillo, Geominia; Romero Placeres, Manuel; Bonet‐Gorbea, Mariano; Lage Davila, Carlos; De Vos, Pol; Van der Stuyft, Patrick (Editorial Ciencias Médicas, 2014-05)
      Los determinantes sociales de la salud son las condiciones sociales en las cuales las personas que conforman una población determinada nacen, viven y trabajan. El presente artículo tiene el objetivo de documentar las ...
    • Determinantes sociopolíticos de las políticas internacionales de salud 

      De Vos, Pol; Van der Stuyft, Patrick (Instituto Nacional de Salud, 2013-04)
      Desde hace décadas, dos lógicas opuestas dominan el debate político de la salud: el enfoque de atención integral de salud, con la Declaración de Alma Ata de 1978 como piedra angular, y la lógica de la competencia privada, ...
    • Utilización de los servicios médicos en un área de salud 

      Díaz Piñera, Addys; Rodríguez Salvá, Armando; García Roche, René; Balcindes, Susana; Jova Morel, Rodolfo; De Vos, Pol; Van der Stuyft, Patrick (Editorial Ciencias Médicas, 2013-01)
      Introducción: en la utilización de los servicios de salud convergen no solo la necesidad de atención de la población en términos de enfermedad, sino sus creencias y aspectos culturales; pero, sobre todo, el complejo contexto ...
    • Public health services, an essential determinant of health during crisis. Lessons from Cuba, 1989–2000 

      De Vos, Pol; García‐Fariñas, Anaí; Álvarez‐Pérez, Adolfo; Rodríguez Salvá, Armando; Bonet‐Gorbea, Mariano; Van der Stuyft, Patrick (Wiley, 2012-02-01)
      During the 1990s, Cuba was able to overcome a severe crisis, almost without negative health impacts. This national retrospective study covering the years 1989–2000 analyses the country’s strategy through essential social, ...
    • Public hospital management in times of crisis: Lessons learned from Cienfuegos, Cuba (1996–2008) 

      De Vos, Pol; Orduñez-García, Pedro; Santos-Peña, Moisés; Van der Stuyft, Patrick (MEDICC, 2010-04)
      Cuba’s public health system is well known for its integrated first line services based on family medicine. Less publicized is the country’s experience in public hospital management. After a harsh economic crisis in the ...
    • Public hospital management in times of crisis: Lessons learned from Cienfuegos, Cuba (1996–2008) 

      De Vos, Pol; Orduñez-García, Pedro; Santos-Peña, Moisés; Van der Stuyft, Patrick (Elsevier, 2010-01-27)
      Cuba's public health system is well known for its integrated first line services based on family medicine. Less publicized is the country's experience in public hospital management. After a harsh economic crisis in the ...
    • The right to health in times of economic crisis: Cuba's way [Comment] 

      De Vos, Pol; Van der Stuyft, Patrick (Elsevier, 2009-11-05)
    • Health through people’s empowerment: A rights-based approach to participation 

      De Vos, Pol; De Ceukelaire, Wim; Malaise, Geraldine; Pérez, Dennis; Lefèvre, Pierre; Van der Stuyft, Patrick (Harvard University Press, 2009-06)
      Analysis of the academic discourse on participation, empowerment, and the right to health since the 1978 Alma-Ata International Conference on Primary Health Care and the subsequent Alma-Ata Declaration shows that each phase ...
    • Augmenting frameworks for appraising the practices of community-based health interventions 

      Pérez, Dennis; Lefèvre, Pierre; Romero, Maria Isabel; Sánchez, Lizet; De Vos, Pol; Van der Stuyft, Patrick (Oxford University Press, 2009-04-20)
      This paper aims at augmenting the frameworks proposed by Rifkin in 1996 to distinguish between target-oriented and empowerment approaches to participation in community-based health interventions. In her paper, Rifkin defined ...
    • Cuba's health system: Challenges ahead 

      De Vos, Pol; De Ceukelaire, Wim; Bonet, Mariano; Van der Stuyft, Patrick (Oxford University Press, 2008-05-02)
      Cuba's exclusively public health system has been quite unique in pairing limited resources with excellent results. It continued to perform well during the economic crisis of the 1990s, and now that the hardships are being ...
    • Cuba's international cooperation in health: An overview 

      De Vos, Pol; De Ceukelaire, Wim; Bonet, Mariano; Van der Stuyft, Patrick (Baywood Publishing, 2007-10-01)
      In the first years after Cuba's 1959 revolution, the island's new government provided international medical assistance to countries affected by natural disasters or armed conflicts. Step by step, a more structural complementary ...
    • Uses of first line emergency services in Cuba 

      De Vos, Pol; Vanlerberghe, Veerle; Rodríguez, Armando; García, René; Bonet, Mariano; Van der Stuyft, Patrick (Elsevier, 2007-08-17)
      Objectives To rationalise the use of hospital emergency units, the Cuban health system developed from 1996 onwards an extra muros first line emergency system (FLES). We analyse the use of the FLES and its determinants, ...
    • The USA and “Cuban doctors working abroad” [Letter] 

      Van der Stuyft, Patrick; De Vos, Pol (Elsevier, 2007-06-28)
    • The functioning of the Cuban home hospitalization programme: A descriptive analysis 

      De Vos, Pol; Barroso, Isabel; Rodríguez, Armando; Bonet, Mariano; Van der Stuyft, Patrick (BMC, 2007-05-31)
      Background Over the last decades hospital at home (HaH) programmes have been set up in many, mainly European, countries. The Cuban HaH programme is not hospital driven, but the responsibility of the first line health ...
    • The direct costs of home care in Cuba 

      Barroso Utra, Isabel M.; García Fariñas, Anai; Rodríguez Salvá, Armando; De Vos, Pol; Bonet‐Gorbea, Mariano; Van der Stuyft, Patrick (Organización Panamericana de la Salud, 2007)
      OBJECTIVE: To analyze home care services in Cuba and determine how length of stay, per-day cost, and per-patient cost vary by diagnosis and by the area of the country in which the services are rendered.
    • Colombia and Cuba, contrasting models in Latin America's health sector reform 

      De Vos, Pol; De Ceukelaire, Wim; Van der Stuyft, Patrick (Wiley, 2006-09-21)
      Latin American national health systems were drastically overhauled by the health sector reforms the 1990s. Governments were urged by donors and by the international financial institutions to make major institutional changes, ...
    • Cuba's international cooperative efforts in health [Letter] 

      De Vos, Pol; Van der Stuyft, Patrick (BMJ Publishing Group, 2006-09-14)
      Longstanding collaboration with Cuban research institutes makes us privileged witnesses to the country's successes and hardships. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the tightening of the US blockade, Cuba has been ...