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      Revista Médica La Paz
      Colegio Médico de La Paz

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          Los Hospitales de 2° y 3º nivel de la ciudad de La Paz albergan a personal que necesita una constante actualización de sus conocimientos. El presente trabajo pretende determinar las características de prestación de las diferentes bibliotecas hospitalarias. Para ello se realizó un estudio prospectivo tomando en cuenta 18 hospitales de la ciudad de La Paz, de los cuales solo 14 contaban con biblioteca hospitalaria. Se evaluó cada biblioteca según los estándares IBC y estándares de normalización de bibliotecas hospitalarias. Se encontró que un 71% contaban con personal exclusivo para el funcionamiento de la biblioteca, en un promedio de 18% contaban con presupuesto asignado para libros, revistas y otros; 57% contaban con el espacio mínimo requerido para el funcionamiento de la biblioteca; mas del 40% contaban con publicaciones periódicas, audiovisuales, búsqueda informativa y artículos. Se observó que las bibliotecas hospitalarias prestaban servicio a una población compuesta por 18% estudiantes, 12 % bioquímicos, 15% residentes y 18% médicos.

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          Hospitals of 2º and 3º level of city of La Paz harbor personnel who need constant updating of their knowledge. This study was based on information about hospital libraries meeting the performance standards and for this we conducted a prospective study considering 18 hospitals in the city of La Paz of which only 14 had hospital libraries, we evaluated each library according to IBC standards. It was found that 71% had dedicated staff to run the library, in an average of 18% had budget for books, magazines and other, 57% had the minimum space required for the operation of the library, but 40% had periodicals, audiovisual search information and articles. It was observed that the hospital libraries were serving students at 18%, 15% residents and healths professionals 18%.

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          The Medical Library Association's "Standards for Hospital Libraries 2002" have been developed as a guide for hospital administrators, librarians, and accrediting bodies to ensure that hospitals have the resources and services to effectively meet their needs for knowledge-based information. Specific requirements for knowledge-based information include that the library be a separate department with its own budget. Knowledge-based information in the library should be directed by a qualified librarian who functions as a department head and is a member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals. The standards define the role of the medical librarian and the links between knowledge-based information and other functions such as patient care, patient education, performance improvement, and education. In addition, the standards address the development and implementation of the knowledge-based information needs assessment and plans, the promotion and publicity of the knowledge-based information services, and the physical space and staffing requirements. The role, qualifications, and functions of a hospital library consultant are outlined. The health sciences library is positioned to play a key role in the hospital. The increasing use of the Internet and new information technologies by medical, nursing, and allied health staffs; patients; and the community require new strategies, strategic planning, allocation of adequate resources, and selection and evaluation of appropriate information resources and technologies. The Hospital Library Standards Committee has developed this document as a guideline to be used in facing these challenges.
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                Revista Médica La Paz
                Rev. Méd. La Paz
                Colegio Médico de La Paz (La Paz, , Bolivia )
                December 2013
                : 19
                : 2
                : 47-50
                [01] orgnameHospital La Paz chuajimenez@ 123456hotmail.com

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                : 21 August 2013
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