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.
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