Rev Esp Quimioter 2019; 32(2): 165-177
Information on nosocomial infections in the mainstream media: an opinion document
EMILIO BOUZA, SERGIO ALONSO, ANGEL ASENSIO, GUILLERMO DE JUAN, CRISTINA GARCÍA LUCIO, CORAL LARROSA, JAVIER LÓPEZ-IGLESIAS, PATRICIA MUÑOZ, ROSALÍA SIERRA, JOSÉ PERIANES, JOSÉ LUIS DE LA SERNA, ESTEBAN PALOMO, DIEGO GRACIA
This paper seeks to explore the reasons for the low impact of nosocomial infection in the mainstream media and the responsibilities of physicians and journalists in terms of this situation. To this end, a small group of 13 experts met for round-table discussions, including physicians with expertise in nosocomial infection, medical lawsuits and ethics, as well as journalists from major mainstream Spanish media outlets. The various participants were asked a series of questions prior to the meeting, which were answered in writing by one of the speakers and discussed during the meeting by the whole group, the aim being to obtain consensual conclusions for each of them. The document was subsequently reviewed, edited and forwarded to all co-authors for their agreement. The opinions expressed are the personal opinions of the participants and not necessarily those of the institutions in which they work or with which they collaborate.
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