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 […]

Non-Biomedical Sources for Systematic Reviews of Pharmaceutical Policy (Report)

Non-Biomedical Sources for Systematic Reviews of Pharmaceutical Policy (Report)

INTRODUCTION It has been well documented that reaching beyond MEDLINE into a diversity of databases enhances search results [1-3], but a chronic question in comprehensive and systematic searching is how far, and where, to search [4]. When published in business or economics sources, articles focusing on cost outcomes of health and health policy interventions may […]

Beyond the Rhetoric: Towards a More Effective and Humane Drug Policy Framework in South Africa (Issues IN Medicine) (Report)

Beyond the Rhetoric: Towards a More Effective and Humane Drug Policy Framework in South Africa (Issues IN Medicine) (Report)

In March 2011 the Department of Social Development and the Central Drug Authority (CDA) hosted the 2nd Biennial Anti-Substance Abuse Summit in Durban with the theme ‘An Integrated Approach: Towards a Drug-free Society’. Some of the country’s top politicians, including the President and eight cabinet members, were participants. The main emphasis was on alcohol, and […]

Campus Perspective on the National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy: University of California, San Francisco, Library Experience (Brief Communications) (Report)

Campus Perspective on the National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy: University of California, San Francisco, Library Experience (Brief Communications) (Report)

BACKGROUND The National Institutes of Health (NIH) public access policy became effective in April 2008 and was signed into law in March 2009 [1]. Following the example of funding agencies throughout North America and Europe–such as the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Wellcome Trust–the NIH public access policy requires that the results of […]

The Translational Sciences: A Rare Open Access Opportunity (Comment and Opinion) (National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy) (Viewpoint Essay)

The Translational Sciences: A Rare Open Access Opportunity (Comment and Opinion) (National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy) (Viewpoint Essay)

Health sciences librarians serve society by making needed health-related information available to our users. The Medical Library Association’s (MLA’s) slogan, “Professionals providing quality information for improved health”; the 2010 revised MLA Code of Ethics [1]; and the American Library Association’s code of ethics [2] all reflect our profession’s central purpose. One formal research study on […]

The Research Imperative: Medical Library Association Policy and the Curricula of Schools of Library and Information Science (Brief Communications) (Report)

The Research Imperative: Medical Library Association Policy and the Curricula of Schools of Library and Information Science (Brief Communications) (Report)

INTRODUCTION Ten years after the Medical Library Association (MLA) adopted its first research policy, the 1995 Using Scientific Evidence to Improve Information Practice [1], MLA President Joanne Gard Marshall, FMLA, appointed a task force to research and publish a new official statement [2]. The resulting MLA research policy statement, The Research Imperative, was approved by […]

21st Century Essential Guide to Bed Bugs: Identification, Prevention, Control, and Eradication, Practical Information about Pesticides and Bedbugs, Public Health Policy and Medical Implications

21st Century Essential Guide to Bed Bugs: Identification, Prevention, Control, and Eradication, Practical Information about Pesticides and Bedbugs, Public Health Policy and Medical Implications

Vital information about identification, prevention, control, and eradication of bed bugs, with authoritative information from the CDC, EPA, and NIH. Extensive material from EPA National Bed Bug Summit; CDC and EPA Control Statement; Top Ten Tips; practical information on getting rid of bed bugs; non-chemical control measures; biology.