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Journal usage in NHS hospitals: a comparison report of total usage at an acute NHS Trust and a specialist NHS Trust in the North West of England.

Authors
  • Glover, Steven William
  • Addison, John
  • Gleghorn, Colette
  • Bramwell, John
Type
Published Article
Journal
Health information and libraries journal
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2007
Volume
24
Issue
3
Pages
193–199
Identifiers
PMID: 17714174
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

NHS staff at the sites included in this study recorded a high volume of journal usage. There was a marked difference in usage patterns between the acute and specialist trusts in the study. The journals provided by national core content represented a much higher proportion of total usage at the acute trust (29.9%) compared with the specialist cancer trust (4.5%). This study supports the view that the local purchasing of journal titles is an important component of the overall journal-based information provision to NHS staff.

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