Moderating discussions on the web: opportunities, challenges, and lessons learned


This paper refers to a moderated web-site discussion on ‘methods and models: cost-effectiveness analysis for HIV prevention’ for the International Aids Economics Network (IAEN), sponsored by UNAIDS. The discussion lasted for 2 months, ending in April 1999, and can be viewed at ( From the outset the authors recognized that it was an exciting opportunity to discuss their area of speciality with colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds, but did not fully appreciate the challenges involved. As such discussions are increasingly likely to be used by a range of health professionals, it is thought that it would be useful for others to share this experience.


Health Policy and Planning (2000) 15 (1) 116-118 [doi:10.1093/heapol/15.1.116]

Published 4 December 2006