Re­think­ing health care de­liv­ery in Ja­maica (part 6)

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Can­cer Cen­ter or Memo­rial Sloan Ket­ter­ing Can­cer Cen­ter in the United States, specif­i­cally fo­cused on can­cer care; and the Na­tional Hos­pi­tal for Neu­rol­ogy and Neu­ro­surgery in Eng­land. Th­ese cen­tres can func­tion at a na­tional or re­gional level.

In the United States for ex­am­ple, the treat­ment of stroke, heart at­tack or trauma at a city level is usu­ally per­formed at a few hos­pi­tals that have demon­strated the abil­ity to man­age th­ese con­di­tions quickly, ef­fi­ciently and ef­fec­tively. The idea that ev­ery hos­pi­tal is equally ca­pa­ble of deal­ing with the com­plex­i­ties of ev­ery ail­ment is an­ti­quated, wrong and mis­guided and of­ten leads to sub­op­ti­mal care with less than de­sir­able out­comes.

Cen­tre of ex­cel­lence for Car­dio­vas­cu­lar Care in Ja­maica

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