Irish Hospital Library Tool

This tool was developed by Michelle Dalton, following an extensive literature search.   

  • The background may be found in this  journal article
  • It was administered via an online survey to a small sample
  • It is proposed as a simple objective measure of the contribution of hospital libraries to their strategic objectives
  • The tool could be supplemented with qualitative data such as from interviews 

The tool 

The tool comprises 1 question: 

“How did the information provided by the library help?” (Tick all that apply) 

    • It influenced my decision on patient care/practice/policy 
    • It enabled my patient to leave hospital sooner 
    • It saved me time 
    • It prevented referral to another department 
    • It reduced errors/risk in my practice 
    • No effect/impact