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GONZALEZ DE GARAY DOMINGUEZ, Beatriz; FRUTOS ESTEBAN, Francisco Javier  and  DEL ARCO BOVEDA, Irene. Portrayal of diseases in spanish medical tv fiction Hospital Central (Telecinco: 2000-2012). Cuad.inf. [online]. 2016, n.38, pp.69-84. ISSN 0719-3661.  http://dx.doi.org/10.7764/cdi.38.932.

This paper shows the results of a study that analysed how the Spanish TV series Hospital Central (Telecinco: 2000-2012) portrays illness: which diseases are shown and which is the profile of the patients. The analytical method used was a quantitative content analysis of a sample of 43 episodes and 256 characters. The research concludes that both the ailments and the patients' profile (age, sex, geographical origin, etc.) portrayed in 'Hospital Central' do not correspond accurately to medical statistics.

Keywords : Television; health; Hospital Central; Spain; diseases.

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