EBM and Clinical Support Librarians@UCHC

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News: October 2007 article in Journal of the Medical Library Association

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Published in the October 2007 issue of The Journal of the Medical Library Association (Vol. 95, Issue 4: pages 381-387), this article is entitled “Decreased Hospital Length of Stay Association with Presentation of Cases at Morning Report with Librarian Support“. Four of the seven co-authors are librarians. Here is their summary of this research project:

Presentation of a case at Morning Report (MR), followed by the timely dissemination of the results of an online literature review, resulted in a shortened Length of Stay and lower hospital charges compared with controls. MR, in association with a computerized literature search guided by the librarians, was an effective means for introducing evidence-based medicine into patient care practices”.

There’s good news here for everyone involved: patients, physicians and hospital librarians!

Link here to the full-text of this article, available on open access via PubMed Central.

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