Health information support provided by professional associations in Canada
Healthcare practitioners in
To determine what information resources and services are provided by
Representatives of professional colleges and associations were interviewed regarding information resources and services offered to members and perceptions of their members' information needs.
National‐level associations are more likely to provide resources than provincial ones. There is a clear distinction between colleges and associations in terms of information offered: colleges provide regulatory information, while associations are responsible for provision of clinical information resources. Only half of the associations interviewed provide members with access to licensed databases, with cost being a major barrier.
There is considerable variation in the number of electronic resources and the levels of information support provided by professional health associations in
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: September 1, 2012