Spectrum Requirements for Advanced Medical Technologies (US Federal Communications Commission Regulation) (FCC) (2018 Edition)

Spectrum Requirements for Advanced Medical Technologies (US Federal Communications Commission Regulation) (FCC) (2018 Edition)

The Law Library presents the complete text of the Spectrum Requirements for Advanced Medical Technologies (US Federal Communications Commission Regulation) (FCC) (2018 Edition).Updated as of May 29, 2018 This document establishes a new Medical Device Radiocommunication Service (MedRadio Service) of the Commission’s rules. This new service incorporates the existing Medical Implant Communications Service (MICS) “core” […]

Medical Area Body Network (US Federal Communications Commission Regulation) (FCC) (2018 Edition)

Medical Area Body Network (US Federal Communications Commission Regulation) (FCC) (2018 Edition)

The Law Library presents the complete text of the Medical Area Body Network (US Federal Communications Commission Regulation) (FCC) (2018 Edition).Updated as of May 29, 2018 This document expands the Commission’s Medical Device Radiocommunications Service (MedRadio) rules to permit the development of new Medical Body Area Network (MBAN) devices in the 2360-2400 MHz band. The […]

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 […]

Mapping the Health Research Landscape in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Study of Trends in Biomedical Publications (Brief Communications) (Report)

Mapping the Health Research Landscape in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Study of Trends in Biomedical Publications (Brief Communications) (Report)

INTRODUCTION The process of research begins with grant-writing and concludes with publication. According to a recent study, in resource-poor settings, in-country national research and publications change clinical practice [1]. One way to promote the visibility of these publications is for them to be peer reviewed and indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed. This process is fundamental not only […]

Evidence-Based Policy and Practice on Community Benefit: Information Support for Developing a Bibliography (Brief COMMUNICATIONS)

Evidence-Based Policy and Practice on Community Benefit: Information Support for Developing a Bibliography (Brief COMMUNICATIONS)

INTRODUCTION “Community benefit” (CB) is described in a revenue ruling from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that justifies the tax-exempt status of nonprofit hospitals and requires these hospitals to provide community services. According to the instructions for IRS form 990, schedule H, CB spans a wide array of potential activities, varying from clinical services, to […]

Accuracy of References in the Ophthalmic Literature (Brief Communications) (Report)

Accuracy of References in the Ophthalmic Literature (Brief Communications) (Report)

INTRODUCTION The practice of citing previously published work to support current investigations is one of the foundations of medical literature. It places an article in a context, builds on prior work, establishes credibility, and leads readers to additional resources on the topic. According to the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals, “Readers should […]

Assessing Print and Electronic Use of Reference/Core Medical Textbooks (Brief Communications) (Report)

Assessing Print and Electronic Use of Reference/Core Medical Textbooks (Brief Communications) (Report)

INTRODUCTION One of the earliest lists of recommended medical texts for libraries was Brandon’s biennial “Selected List of Print Books and Journals for the Small Medical Library” (later referred to as the Brandon/Hill list), which supported the concept of a “core” collection of essential medical texts [1]. This well-respected list became a standard collection development […]