search
for
 About Bioline  All Journals  Testimonials  Membership  News  Donations


Revista Colombia Médica
Universidad del Valle - Facultad de Salud
ISSN: 0120-8322
EISSN: 1657-9534
Vol. 43, No. 2, 2012, pp. 186-189
Bioline Code: rc12028
Full paper language: English
Document type: View Point
Document available free of charge

Revista Colombia Médica, Vol. 43, No. 2, 2012, pp. 186-189

 es La "cción de los servicios de salud
Echeverry, Oscar

 
 en
Echeverry, Oscar

Abstract

What we know today as Health Services is a fiction, perhaps shaped involuntarily, but with deep health repercussions, more negative than positive. About 24 centuries ago, Asclepius god of medicine and Hygeia goddess of hygiene and health, generated a dichotomy between disease and health that remains until today. The confusing substitution of Health Services with Medical Services began by the end of the XIX century. But it was in 1948 when the so called English National Health Service became a landmark in the world and its model was adopted by many countries, having distorted the true meaning of Health Services. The consequences of this fiction have been ominous. It is necessary to call things by its name not to deceive society and to correct the serious imbalance between Medical Services and Health Services. Hygeia and Asclepius must become a brotherhood.

Keywords
Health services, Medical Services, Health Protection Service, Health Promotion Services, Preventive Medicine Services.

 
© Copyright 2012 Colombia Médica
Alternative site location: http://colombiamedica.univalle.edu.co

Home Faq Resources Email Bioline
© Bioline International, 1989 - 2017, Site last up-dated on 05-Dec-2017.
Site created and maintained by the Reference Center on Environmental Information, CRIA, Brazil
System hosted by the Internet Data Center of Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa, RNP, Brazil