Irish hospital library tool

A simple objective measure of the contribution of hospital libraries to their strategic objectives

Developed by Michelle Dalton and administered via an online survey to a small sample, the irish hospital library tool is comprised of 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 

The tool could be supplemented with qualitative data from interviews

This journal artical gives background information. 

Page last reviewed: 15 June 2021