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978-0-7391-7603-0 • Hardback • August 2014 • $101.00 • (£78.00)
978-0-7391-7604-7 • eBook • August 2014 • $96.00 • (£74.00)
Steven Ullman is director of the Center for Programs in Health Sector Management and Policy at the University of Miami.
Mary Helen Spooner is a journalist who has covered Latin American topics since 1977 and has also reported on health care issues for the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Medical Histories
Chapter 2. Shortages and Infrastructure
Chapter 3. Women and Children
Chapter 4. Ageing and Youth: A Cuban Dilemma
Chapter 5. Medical Education
Chapter 6. Pharmaceuticals
Chapter 7. Medical Diplomacy and Services Abroad
Chapter 8. Conclusions: Facing the Future
Appendix 1. Open letter from the General Surgery Department of the “Calixto Garcia” Hospital to the First Secretary of the Cuban Communist Party and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Army General Raul Castro Ruz
Appendix 2. A Cuban medical timeline
About the authors
It is refreshing to see a scholarly book that avoids the ideological blinders and binary thinking that have plagued so many other works on this topic. Cuban Health Care: Utopian Dreams, Fragile Future is empirically researched, objective and factual. It incorporates a wide range of sources, including interviews with dissident health care providers and national health data obtained from Cuban government sources.
— Katherine Hirschfeld, University of Oklahoma