The chain of communication in health science: from researcher to health worker through open access.

Chan L, Arunachalam S, Kirsop B.

The chain of communication in health science: from researcher to health worker through open access. 

Open Medicine 2009 3:111-119

The article focuses on the big gap between the large sums of money being spent on health research and the outcome that is expected (better health of people). One of the major reasons for this gap is inadequate access to peer reviewed evidence based research. The article discusses the progress of “Open Access” and future directions. We would add that along with access, training in searching information resources requires major attention. Otherwise it will be akin to having a gigantic library and not knowing how to identify the best resources in it!

Appeared in QMedCONNECT, Vol 2, Issue 12,  Dec 2009

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