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Hospital Libraries

Authored by: Rosalind K. Lett

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
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Hospital libraries, defined as specialized professional health sciences libraries, located in hospitals, medical centers, acute care facilities, and even long term care facilities, provide biomedical information and clinical evidence-based resources to healthcare professionals, and affiliated hospital staff. In addition, many hospital libraries provide consumer health information services to patients, their families and the community. Clinical resources, particularly those focused on patient care and patient safety, differentiate hospital libraries and distinguish them from academic medical center libraries.

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