Advertisement
Research Article

Advice from a Medical Expert through the Internet on Queries about AIDS and Hepatitis: Analysis of a Pilot Experiment

  • Javier Marco mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: Javier.marco@elmundo.es

    Affiliation: Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain

    X
  • Raquel Barba,

    Affiliation: Fundación Hospital Alcorcón, Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain

    X
  • Juan E Losa,

    Affiliation: Fundación Hospital Alcorcón, Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain

    X
  • Carlos Martínez de la Serna,

    Affiliation: El Mundo, Madrid, Spain

    X
  • María Sainz,

    Affiliation: El Mundo, Madrid, Spain

    X
  • Isabel Fernández Lantigua,

    Affiliation: El Mundo, Madrid, Spain

    X
  • Jose Luis de la Serna

    Affiliation: El Mundo, Madrid, Spain

    X
  • Published: July 04, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030256

About the Authors

Javier Marco
Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain
Raquel Barba, Juan E Losa
Fundación Hospital Alcorcón, Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain
Carlos Martínez de la Serna, María Sainz, Isabel Fernández Lantigua, Jose Luis de la Serna
El Mundo, Madrid, Spain

Corresponding Author

Email: Javier.marco@elmundo.es

Competing Interests

The Web site is sponsored by Roche Pharmaceuticals.

Author Contributions

RB and JEL designed the study. RB and JEL analyzed the data. JEL enrolled patients. JM, RB, JEL, CMDLS, IFL, and JLDLS contributed to writing the paper. RB, MS, and IFL collected data or did experiments for the study. CMDLS was in charge of the Web site where the pilot experiment was made. MS helped to maintain a swift communication between the Web users and the medical expert.