Value of LIS study

Value of library and information services in patient care study

A large scale study originally undertaken in North America in 1992 by Joanne Marshall. It became known as the Rochester study and was the first to demonstrate impact of hospital libraries

The approach was subsequently adapted and used in a range of other studies

In 2013 the study was updated and conducted on a large scale across North America. The tool and data sets are publicly available

Similar studies have been undertaken in the UK by Christine Urquhart and Alison Brettle

Page last reviewed: 15 June 2021