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March 15, 2007

The Liaison as Physician Peer

VerusMed :: Time-Starved Oncologists Still Not Receiving Crucial Medical Information

I found this press release via Peter Suber's Open Access News, where he argues that open access would increase physician, and in particular, oncologist, access to current medical information.

It prompted another train of thought for me. Repeated studies show that physicians frequently and often first turn to colleagues when they have professional questions. What if liaison librarians could relate to physicians in such a way that they are seen as colleagues? What better than to have the colleague who is asked for information be a person trained in finding, evaluating, and managing information?

Posted by janeblum at March 15, 2007 07:13 AM

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