Irish Hospital Library Tool

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This tool was developed by Michelle Dalton, following an extensive literature search.  The background is published in a journal article.  It was administered via an online survey to a small sample, but has been put forward as a simple objective measure of the contribution of hospital libraries to their strategic objectives.  It is acknowledged that the tool could be supplemented with qualitative data such as that gained from interviews

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

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