Health Information Disparities? Determining the Relationship Between Age, Poverty, And Rate of Calls to a Consumer and Patient Health Information Service (Brief Communications) (Report)

Health Information Disparities? Determining the Relationship Between Age, Poverty, And Rate of Calls to a Consumer and Patient Health Information Service (Brief Communications) (Report)

INTRODUCTION Growth and demand for consumer health information services has been well documented [1-4]. In the past twenty years, medical librarians have transitioned from cautious providers of consumer and patient health information to leaders of outreach programs in which they coordinate with medical professionals and public librarians to serve their communities’ health information needs. So prevalent are these services that the Medical Library Association provides guidance on its Consumer and Patient Health Information Section (CAPHIS) website [5], and the American Library Association has issued a policy to guide the growing number of services in providing consumer health information [6].

Health Information Disparities? Determining the Relationship Between Age, Poverty, And Rate of Calls to a Consumer and Patient Health Information Service (Brief Communications) (Report)

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