Emergency medicine in Cuba: Report from a country in isolation

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)424-426
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

Keywords

  • Cuba
  • Embargo
  • Emergency medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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