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Rev Calid Asist. 2014 May-Jun;29(3):127-34. doi: 10.1016/j.cali.2013.11.006. Epub 2014 Apr 19.

[Evaluation of the Andalusia Public Health System hospital websites in the period 2010-2012].

[Article in Spanish]

Author information

1
Departamento Enfermería, Hospital Universitario Reina Sofía, Córdoba, España. Electronic address: torrebarbero@gmail.com.
2
Departamento Enfermería, Hospital Universitario Reina Sofía, Córdoba, España.
3
Servicio de Sistemas de Información, Hospital Universitario Reina Sofía, Córdoba, España.
4
Departamento de Medicina, Hospital Universitario Reina Sofía, Córdoba, España.
5
Biblioteca, Hospital Universitario Reina Sofía, Córdoba, España.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

Evaluate the quality, accessibility and presence of Web 2.0 tools in the Andalusia Public Health System hospitals websites

METHODS:

Observational, descriptive study carried out between 2010 and 2012. The variables analyzed were: quality, accessibility and innovation. The quality was evaluated using a Bermudez-Tamayo questionnaire. Accessibility was measured using the Web Accessibility Test (TAW) tool. Web 2.0 tools were identified by direct observation.

RESULTS:

A total of 31 of the 45 hospitals (68.9%) had a website in the year 2010, increasing to 34 (75.5%) in 2012. The average score+standard deviation (SD) of the Bermudez-Tamayo quality questionnaire was 11.1+3.8 points in 2010, and 12.3+3.9 points in 2012, observing a statistically significant difference of 0.25 being observed between the means (P=.007), 95% CI; 0.00 to 0.50) In the accessibility evaluation only 7 websites (n=31) in 2010, and 10 (n=34) in 2012, fulfilled the legal criteria for accessibility. The use of Web 2.0 tools has increased throughout the study. In 2010, 19.4% (n=6) of the hospital websites had this type of tool, in comparison to 58.8% (n=20) in 2012.

CONCLUSIONS:

In general, the quality of the websites studied is good. However, current legislation regarding accessibility is not fulfilled and must be revised and adapted to the current legal rules. There is an incipient use of Web 2.0 resources as education and communication strategies with regard to health.

KEYWORDS:

Calidad; Hospital websites; Internet; Páginas webs de hospital; Quality; Web 2.0

PMID:
24755271
DOI:
10.1016/j.cali.2013.11.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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