Published on 19.09.99 in Vol 1 (1999): Supplement 1
Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at http://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/691, first published Sep 19, 1999.
HIN2/363: Health Care Resource Guide on the Internet
Introduction: Presentation of development and creation of a health care resources directory on the Web in the United States and Hungary.
Results: The system has been completed for a subdivision of California: Diablo Valley. List of institutions, individuals and businesses are listed in logical grouping. The "needs" list includes some 180 items, from "Abortion and Alternative" to "Zen Meditation". Similar lists of hospitals and department head physicians are completed for Hungary. This list will appear also in English and German.
Discussion: The free market requires free choice in health care as well. In order to make choice the alternatives have to be known. The Internet is the perfect approach to present those choices. The project also serves the scientists, practising physicians and other health carer professionals in their ability to communicate with each other.
J Med Internet Res 1999;1(suppl1):e33
Edited by G. Eysenbach; This is a non-peer-reviewed article. published 19.09.99
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