Friday, October 21, 2005

Using colleagues as knowledge condiuts

This article presents an interesting arguement that supports a concrete role for information professionals in clinical care. We all know that its easiest to ask a knowledgable colleague the answer to a question, but is it always the SAFEST thing to do?

Caution required when relying on a colleague's advice; a comparison between professional advice and evidence from the literature. Frederieke Schaafsma1 , Jos Verbeek2 , Carel Hulshof1 and Frank van Dijk1. BMC Health Services Research 2005, 5:59

When we talk about high reliability in health care, it seems that this article illustrates that this way of getting answers may not be all its is touted to be. A behavior change is needed to build a working partnership with information professionals into the care process.

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