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[International cooperation for research in public health: the case of the Latin American Network of Perinatal Investigation].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Salud Pública de México
0036-3634
Publisher
Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica
Publication Date
Volume
33
Issue
4
Pages
410–416
Identifiers
PMID: 1948417
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Health research in Latin America faces serious shortcomings, especially considering the region's dire needs. Multicenter collaboration can be a valuable tool to promote scientific development. In 1985, investigators of four Latin American epidemiologic research centers created the Latin American Network for Perinatal Research. The analysis of the difficulties we had to face in order to implement the first joint study illustrates the obstacles people involved in multicenter projects have to overcome. The conclusion is that in spite of the difficulties, multicenter work is feasible and to be recommended. Results of this kind of studies reach a great external validity and are applicable to broad population sectors.

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