Susan Steynberg

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This paper describes the use of a document delivery test (DDT) to measure the availability of biomedical research journals in South African health sciences libraries. The methodology employed was developed twenty years ago by a team of researchers from the Institute for the Advancement of Medical Communication under the direction of R. H. Orr. The testing(More)
Biomedical researchers depend on the journals of science as a primary source of information. The spiralling cost of journals threatens the ability of libraries to provide their users' information needs. In this study the availability of a representative sample of journals used by South African biomedical researchers was determined at each of the seven(More)
The dangers of similar appearances of ampoules has been highlighted on a number of occasions – and a recent case report illustrated that this is not purely a theoretical problem [1]. After a recent near-miss incident in which 10 ml levobupivacaine 0.75% (Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, Illinois, US) was almost mistaken for 10 ml saline 0.9% (B.Braun(More)
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