MEDLINE alternatives

N. K. Roderer, S. Barnes

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Abstract

Four configurations of MEDLINE alternatives that are evaluated. One important consideration is that, depending on the alternatives selected, the level of use of MEDLINE can vary considerably (10,000-28,000 uses per year in the model used). When costs are analyzed, per-use costs are relatively similar (ranging from $21.10 to $25.20) but total costs vary considerably ($251,000 to $590,000). Retrieval capability were found to be the most important factor for end users when choosing a system. Institutions, when looking at the issues associated with the selection of MEDLINE alternatives, must of course place primary importance on user needs. Other aspects must also be examined, and these can be grouped into three general and highly interrelated categories: system characteristics, management considerations, and cost to the institution and to users.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care
EditorsRobert A. Greenes
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages540-544
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0818608811
StatePublished - Nov 1 1988
EventProceedings - Twelfth Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: Nov 6 1988Nov 9 1988

Publication series

NameProceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care
ISSN (Print)0195-4210

Other

OtherProceedings - Twelfth Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care
CityWashington, DC, USA
Period11/6/8811/9/88

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Roderer, N. K., & Barnes, S. (1988). MEDLINE alternatives. In R. A. Greenes (Ed.), Proceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care (pp. 540-544). (Proceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care). Publ by IEEE.