Effects of Librarian Provided Services in Healthcare Settings : a Systematic Review

A new systematic review has looked at the impact of health librarians on patient, healthcare provider, and researcher outcomes. The review identified 25 studies, all of which were conducted in high income countries, demonstrating once again the need for more health information and libraries research in low and middle income countries.

My thanks to HIFA2015 for this item. The HIFA Voices database is building a collection of research in LMICs with a focus on Kenya, thanks to Nasra Gathoni ( President, Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa ).

Laure Perrier et al. Effects of librarian provided services in healthcare settings: a systematic review.                                                 J Am Med Inform Assoc 2014: 21:1118-1124

Nigel Palmer                           Phi

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About nigepalphi

I am a trustee of Partnerships in Health Information. I was librarian of the Health Education Council in London from 1969 to 1972, then librarian of St Mary's Hospital Medical School from 1972 to 2002.
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