ERIC Number: ED035425
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
Reference Count: 0
Availability of Library Service to Osteopathic Physicians in Southeastern Michigan.
Malin, Joyce E.; Pings, Vern M.
This report covers the availability of library service to osteopathic physicians of Detroit and the surrounding area. The appointments of 813 osteopathic physicians were identified from the staff lists of 16 hospitals in southeastern Michigan. A staff physician was identified as having library service if the hospital in which he has an appointment has library staff which makes it possible to have a dependable interlibrary loan service. Since only three hospitals have such an administrative unit, less than 40% of the physicians can be said to have access to the library resources of the community. Because of the number of appointments each physician has and because of the distance between the hospitals and his office any attempt to develop other than a library access service in each hospital can accomplish little in making the scholarly record available to the practicing physician. Further, because of the commitment of many of the survey hospitals to medical education, improved library service appears almost mandatory. (Author/JB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Library of Medicine (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Medical Library.