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Changes in the Cuban Health Care System Since the Collapse of the Soviet Union
Because of its accomplishments in providing broad-based effective health care, Cuba has held the interest of health care researchers and advocates. This pilot study lays the groundwork for a larger project to examine changes in the financing and delivery of Cuban health care since the collapse of the Soviet bloc. Because 85% of Cuban international trade and finance were conducted within these countries, the Cuba economy experienced a severe external shock. The U.S. embargo was also tightened during this period. Some of the questions we will explore are:

How do the tertiary, secondary, and primary care systems interact?
How have these interactions changed over the past decade?
Have the introduction of market and monetary relations since the early 1990s affected egalitarian access to health care resources?
If market oriented rationing occurs, how extensive is it, and what are the likely implications for existing broad-based primary and secondary health care services?
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