ERIC Number: ED055611
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
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Information in Health Care.
Mayeda, Tadashi A.
The report stresses the fact that while there is unity in the continuum of medicine, information in health care is markedly different from information in medical education and research. This difference is described as an anomaly in that it appears to deviate in excess of normal variation from needs common to research and education. In substance, the report states that information provided to researchers and educators can be anticipated to a large degree and that this lead time can be used to advantage by publishers, authors, and lecturers. In problems of medical care, the lead time is lacking and the information system must react to inquires after-the-fact. In essence what was good for education and research is not as effective in health care and collateral resources are called in to fill the void. This report calls for an upgrading of directories, compendia, and guides to enable physicians to locate and use information in a severly time-constrained problem environment. It implies that there should be some innovative re-grouping of all types and sources of information to allow the clinician to gain as much from a national network as do the researcher and educator. (Author)
Descriptors: Health Services, Information Needs, Information Services, Information Systems, Information Utilization, Medicine, Physicians
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Sponsor: National Library of Medicine (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Interuniversity Communications Council (EDUCOM), Boston, MA.