Do teaching hospital clinicians use the library in their working lives?

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Do teaching hospital clinicians use the library in their working lives?

  1. 1. Do clinical staff andmanagers in an academicteaching hospital uselibrary services and thepublished literature intheir working lives?Anne Murphy BA DLIS MScHead Librarian, Tallaght Hospital4thQQML Conference, 22nd-25thMay 2012,Limerick
  2. 2. Tallaght Hospital, Dublin
  3. 3. Tallaght Hospital LibraryWe provide 2,500 staff withaccess to the knowledge baseof health care to support themin their work
  4. 4. Overview• Data sources• Library Services• Access to thePublishedLiterature• Conclusions
  5. 5. Three Sources of Data• Statistics2005-2011Document Supply• Two SurveysMarch 2010,Library Ireland WeekNovember 2010Use of library services andthe published literature
  6. 6. Use of Library ServicesMarch 2010 Survey20%17%16%12%10%9%7%5% 4% Online JournalsOnline DatabasesBook BorrowingPrint JournalsReading / Study PlaceInterlibrary Loan / DocumentSupplyReference and Enquiry /Library Staff AdviceMedline trainingAccess to the Internet onPCs in the Library
  7. 7. Use of Library ServicesNovember 2010 Survey29%21%18%16%10%6% Online journalsPrint journalsOnline databasesInterlibrary LoanReference and Enquiry /Library Staff adviceAccess to AMNCH Libraryonline on the PCs in theLibrary
  8. 8. Use of Library ServicesComparison: Doctors & Managers020406080100OnlinejournalsPrintjournalsOnlinedatabasesInterlibraryLoanReferenceandEnquiry /LibraryStaffadviceAccess toTallaghtLibraryonline onthe PCs inthe LibraryDoctorsManagers
  9. 9. Use of Library ServicesComparison of the 2 Surveys010203040OnlineJournalsPrintJournalsOnlineDatabasesDocumentSupplyReference& EnquiryPCs in theLibraryOtherMar-10Nov-10
  10. 10. Document Supply Use2005-201131%18%1%0%50%Direct patient careTeachingLearningResearchHospital Work,Other
  11. 11. Document Supply UseHospital Work, Other28%20%18%16%9%7%2% Research to improveexisting serviceReport WritingQuality ImprovementResearching servicedevelopmentDepartment generatedin-serviceAuditPolicy Development
  12. 12. Information-seeking ReasonsMarch 201020%26%10%3%41%Evidence basedpracticeTeachingLearningResearchHospital Work,Other
  13. 13. Published Literature UseNov 2010 Survey34%28%15%3%20% Evidence-basedpracticeTeachingLearningResearchHospital Work,Other
  14. 14. Published Literature UseComparison of the Two Surveys01020304050Evidence-basedPracticeTeaching Learning Research HospitalWorkMar-10Nov-10
  15. 15. Published Literature UseDoctors19%18%14%12%11%11%9%6%TreatmentLatest research on aspecific topicNew information in adisease areaSpecific patient problemDiagnosisDrug informationNew therapy / productinformationPrognosis
  16. 16. Published Literature UseFrequency of use for patient care35%31%17%5%2%6%4%0-1 per week2-3 per week4-5 per week6-7 per week8-9 per week10 or more per weekNon-responder
  17. 17. Conclusions• Clinical staff and managers use libraryservices and the published literature for– Evidence-based practice– Hospital work– Teaching– Learning– Research

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