Barriers to rural physician use of a digital health sciences library.

  title={Barriers to rural physician use of a digital health sciences library.},
  author={Donna M. D'Alessandro and Michael P. D'Alessandro and Jeffrey R. Galvin and J B Kash and Douglas S. Wakefield and William E. Erkonen},
  journal={Bulletin of the Medical Library Association},
  volume={86 4},
BACKGROUND Rural physicians need access to quality medical information, but accessing information is difficult in rural settings. Digital health sciences libraries (DHSLs) offer the potential to make information more accessible to rural physicians. A telemedicine network was deployed to six rural hospitals in Iowa. Computers were installed allowing access to a DHSL and training sessions were held. The purpose of this study was to examine the barriers to use of a DHSL by rural physicians… CONTINUE READING

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