Revista Cubana de Salud Pública
versión impresa ISSN 0864-3466
CABRERA CRUZ, Niviola; QUINONES DE LA ROSA, Ileana; ALVAREZ BLANCO, Adolfo y GOMEZ MARTINEZ, Freddy. Results of the health research work in Cuba, 2006. Rev. cub. salud pública [online]. 2008, vol.34, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0864-3466. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0864-34662008000200014.
The present paper was aimed at presenting the main characteristics of the scientific and technical work performed by scientific and technological innovation entities as well as by other units within the national healthcare system in the year 2006. This work was summarized in a group of indicators and six tables. Most of the results mentioned here derived from branch, territorial and institutional research projects that have been conducted by researchers, professors and health professionals in general and that have led to several outputs of which national and international publications, prizes, master's course , PhD or specialty theses, approved patents and so have been mainly included in this paper. An analysis was made of the information provided by the entities and units, and the achieved results with their national, territorial and/or local scope in line with the strategic goals of the Ministry of Public Health and in terms of their impact on the national health care system were listed. The aforementioned elements are very important at the time of making decisions for generalization and financing of projects, among other actions. It was found that despite the rise of the technical and scientific activity in the health sector in the last few years, available scientific potentialities have not been yet efficiently and effectively utilized. It is intended to improve and to continue producing this type of paper on the basis of the information that the domestic scientific institutions report each year.
Palabras llave : Health research work; Cuba.