||Macías-Chapula, Cesar A.|
||Hacia un modelo de comunicación en salud pública en América Latina y el Caribe / Towards a model of communications in public health in Latin America and the Caribbean
||Rev. panam. salud pública = Pan am. j. public health;18(6):427-438, Dec. 2005. tab.
||Objective. So far, there have been no bibliometric or scientometric studies that make it possible to examine, with quantitative, retrospective, and comprehensive criteria, the scientific output on public health in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Further, the weakness of the existing information systems makes it impossible to examine the relevance, quality, and impact of this scientific output, with a view to evaluating it in terms of social needs and existing patterns of scientific communication. This article presents the results of a bibliographic analysis of the scientific output in the area of public health in Latin America and the Caribbean. The ultimate goal of the analysis is to build a model of scientific communication in this field, to help researchers, managers, and others working in the area of public health to make decisions and to choose actions to take. CONCLUSIONS. This research produced a preliminary model of communications in public health in LAC countries that will hopefully lay the groundwork for further research to develop a model of scientific communication in LAC nations (AU)|
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